Column: Shedding Light on Adoption in Ireland

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Shedding Light on Adoption in Ireland

Snippet: Are you over forty years old, Irish, Catholic, adopted and living in North America? Are your origins a mystery? Then you should watch Philomena.

The film Philomena is based on real events. It’s about a single Catholic woman living in Ireland who became pregnant and was sent to a convent. The nuns delivered the baby, only to sell him to an American family when he was three years old.

Philomena’s fateful journey began at the age of six when her mother died. She was placed in a convent school where she remained until she was eighteen. She left there not knowing about the facts of life, including where babies came from. Shortly afterwards, she became pregnant.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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