Irish Adopted People & Census 2016

CENSUS 2016 – Qns for Particular Consideration by Boarded out/Banished/Fostered & Adopted People.

It is important for the CSO and other relevant govt bodies to know that
a). it is almost impossible for Boarded out/Banished/fostered/adopted people to complete the 2016 census form accurately
b). the Irish State has either obliterated, sealed or hidden personal, family, ethnic and cultural information from “Boarded out”, “Banished”, fostered and adopted people since the formation of the State and we need to remind them of that in tonight’s census responses.
In answering the following qns, you may wish to consider using our suggested answers; in all cases however, you should be as accurate as possible. The more of us who flag the issue on the Census Form, the greater success we will have politically as the CSO is obliged to report on unusual responses

Qn 6 – “What is your place of birth? Give the place, where your mother lived at the time of your birth”.

Potential Answer –
“Please refer to AAI (Adoption Authority of Ireland) and/or HSE and/or Adoption Agency X for this information as I am discriminated against by the Irish State and refused knowledge of my Place of Birth by virtue of my Boarded out/Banished/foster/adoption status.”

Qn 9 – “Have you lived outside the Republic of Ireland for a continuous period of one year or more?”
Potential Answer – particularly for those of you who were adopted from abroad or for those Irish adopted people who were trafficked from the UK back to Ireland (CPRSI/Cunamh adoptees in particular).
“Please refer to AAI (Adoption Authority of Ireland) and/or HSE and/or Adoption Agency X for this information as I am discriminated against by the Irish State and refused knowledge of my early residences by virtue of my Boarded out/Banished/foster/adoption status.”

Qn 10 – “What is your Nationality?
Potential Answer – particularly for those of you who were adopted from abroad or for those Irish adopted people who were trafficked from the UK back to Ireland (CPRSI/Cunamh adoptees in particular).
“Please refer to AAI (Adoption Authority of Ireland) and/or HSE and/or Adoption Agency X for this information as I am discriminated against by the Irish State and refused knowledge of my nationality by virtue of my Boarded out/Banished/foster/adoption status.”

Qn 11 – “What is your ethnic or cultural background?”

Potential Answer

“Please refer to AAI (Adoption Authority of Ireland) and/or HSE and/or Adoption Agency X for this information as I am discriminated against by the Irish State and refused knowledge of my ethnic and cultural identity by virtue of my Boarded out/Banished/foster/adoption status.”
Obviously, if you can phrase these grievances more eloquently, I would encourage you to do so.

Susan Lohan

Co-founder, Adoption Rights Alliance; http://www.adoptionrightsalliance.com

Email: info@adoptionrightsalliance.com

Twitter: @adoptionrights; @susanlohan

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