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Identity Rights For Adoptees Survey
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Thank you for participating in this survey as part of the campaign for identity rights of adoptees in Ireland. This survey is for adoptees or their children.
Can you confirm that you are an Adoptee or the child of an Adoptee?
I am an Adoptee
I am a child of an Adoptee
I give permission to share the information I am providing i this survey with the Adoptee Identity Rights Group Aitheantas
Aitheantas are leading this campaign and together we will be analysing the information from this survey. Your name and personal details will never be shared with anyone else
If you are an adoptee where were you placed?
If you are a child of an Adoptee please answer this question about your adoptee parent.
A Mother and Baby Home
Do you know the name of the agency or home that you were placed in?
Have you accessed or tried to access information about your adoption through any of the following bodies?
If you are the child of an Adoptee and know this information please answer too.
Adoption Authority of Ireland,
I don't know
If you answered 'other' can you explain?
How would you describe the experience of seeking information about your adoption?
If you are the child of an Adoptee and have information about this experience please share here.
What terms do you prefer to use?
Birth Mother/Birth Father
Biological Mother/Biological father
Natural Mother/Natural Father
If you said 'other' can you expain?
Do you feel that lack of access to identity information has affected you?
Or if you are the child of an Adoptee how has this affected you too?
Can you explain your answer?
Do you feel lack of access to biological medical information has affected you?
Can you explain your answer?
Have you ever had difficulty accessing services as a result of being adopted?
Applying for a passport
Applying for a public services card
Accessing employment records
If you said 'other' can you explain further?
Do you feel there is a still a social stigma to being adopted?
I'm not sure
Do you feel you are treated or perceived differently if you disclose that you are an adoptee or the child of an Adoptee??
On a scale of 0 to 9 how do you feel about the following proposals the government is currently considering
0 = extremely unhappy 9 = extremely happy
The State shall establish an Independent Archive to retain Adoption records
To make the administrative and other anonymised records available to researchers and members of the public
What would be the one thing that you want people who are not adopted to understand about being adopted (or being the child of an Adoptee)and not having open access to your files or information?
On a scale of 0 - 9 who do you feel Adoptees original birth certificate belongs to?
Do you have anything to add before we finish?
Not in Ireland
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