Children and Youth Affairs

Archive for the ‘Children and Youth Affairs’ Category

Young Carers

Feb
2014
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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Issues

Clare recently asked the Minister For Youth Affairs about provisions to help thousands of young people who are performing the role of carers.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Issues

To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in view of the undeniable evidence, in writing, that religious run adoption agencies participated in and facilitated illegal adoptions, the reason neither her Department nor the Adoption Authority of Ireland have not carried out an audit of every adoption record held in the country.; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Clare Daly T.D.
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Children and Youth Affairs

Clare asked Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if the Irish state would issue an apology to the thousands of Irish people who were illegally adopted in this country as other jurisdictions such as Australia and the U.K. have issued similar apologes.  Click on the link below to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2_HwvKlYFg

Children and Youth Affairs, Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

As political and religious leaders continue to flood the airwaves with decades old rhetoric about family values and the American way of life, ordinary people mourn the death of a another child murdered by the very people who adopted her.

Hana Alemu was born in Ethiopia, and adopted by an America couple from Washington State. Carri and Larry Williams, the adoptive parents, beat, starved and tortured Hana. They kept her locked in a closet or outside where she used an outdoor toilet and was hosed down with cold water.
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