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RTÉ Investigates - Who Am I? The Story of Ireland's Illegal Adoptions

Among the documents seen in the RTÉ Investigates programme was a demand for £85, the fee St Patrick's Guild charged pregnant women to care for their babies until adopted – the equivalent of over €3,200 in today’s money. But when the birth mother did not pay her fee, the Sisters of Charity went in pursuit. Two months on they threatened to send the child back to her. The documents show a year on the birth mother was still struggling to pay the nuns and they began phoning Arnotts, where she worked as a shop assistant. The balance due is £82-10s.



Title
RTÉ Investigates - Who Am I? The Story of Ireland's Illegal Adoptions
Entry Category
Feature Documentary (over 60 mins)
Produced By
Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE)
Producer
Reporter Aoife Hegarty
Directed By
Isabel Perceval
Broadcaster
Television & RTE.ie