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Thursday, 18 February 2021

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Adoption Data

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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208. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the way in which survivors of Protestant homes can access their personal records following the closure of an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9047/21]

Roderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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I understand that Here2Help closed its operations on 30 June 2020 and proposes to transfer its adoption related files to the Adoption Authority of Ireland.

The Authority and Here2Help are currently in the process of finalising the suite of files to be transferred. Once this transfer of files happens, the Authority will need to integrate relevant records and consider how best it can provide an information and tracing service for persons whose records were held by Here2Help.

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