The legacy of church-run mother and baby homes in Ireland

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Title: The legacy of church-run mother and baby homes in Ireland
Authors: O'Neill, Aliah
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Date: 21-Jul-2010
Abstract: This article is based on an interview with Dr. Valerie O’Brien, lecturer and researcher in Applied Social Science at University College Dublin, about her joint project with Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, founder and CEO of Center For Family Connections in Boston and lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The aim is to reach out to those involved in the adoption of children from Ireland to USA and to record a history obscured by Church and State. By sharing these stories, O’Brien and Maguire Pavao see an opportunity to positively affect modern adoption practices in Ireland as well as bring dignity to the mothers who were forgotten by their community.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Irish Central
Journal: Irish America
Issue: August/September 2010
Keywords: Irish American adoptionsMother and baby homesIrelandAdoption
Subject LCSH: Intercountry adoption--Ireland
Intercountry adoption--America
Church work with unmarried mothers--Ireland
Institutional care--Ireland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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