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Almost 80 per cent of the 796 children who died in the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam did not live to see their first birthday.

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Comment by jack colleton on July 25, 2014 at 12:27

Age of childPayment per weekUnder 12 years€325 per child per weekOver 12 years€352 per child per week

Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 13:53

Birth = berth family in law actually - Berthed though the waters of the mother under maritime law - law of the sea.

Its really clever and once registered the child belongs to that state- bonded with the birth/berth cert - giving it power to nominate whoever as the child's guardian - same as registering your car or registering your home or land.

Why the sealed records if there is nothing to hide?

We managed to get files for one lady a while ago - but only because it was the social workers last day at work.

The lady was born and her father ok'd for her to be adopted- sold to a UK couple for £200.

The mother was never consulted.The father just wanted the baby gone, so no one would ask questions.

The grandmother tried to get the baby, but the contract for the sale of the baby was already signed.

If that is not child trafficking, then what do we call it?

This lady is so traumatised now at knowing she was sold off like a sack of potatoes and all done "legally"

The baby Thief once again comes to mind.

What I am learning is the number of these adult adoptees who do not know about data protection-because they are being told to do an FOI request- which is not the same at all and results in little data.

So these adoptees are still being scammed to keep the child trafficking secret.

Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 13:56

Yes Jack and then the foster carers say the child is difficult to handle and needs psychologists etc and then there is an extra bonus for that as well.

Same in UK and USA. Just have the foster child labelled with ADHD or something and drugs supplied- so every service provider makes a profit.

Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 14:00
Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 14:04

We need to get the financial records of the Irish companies whose commodity is the children.

Unlike UK, its not in the public domain. Why? Considering it is tax payers money being used.

Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 14:11

Also consider the number of children the HSE corporate parent looses from its care, why is it not deemed a suitable parent?

Considering children are 6 times more likely to be abused in corporate care, why is the business still in existence?

Where are the foster children ? Trafficked? sold for sex? or body parts? or taken out of Eire in private planes etc?

Is there really a minister for children in Ireland?

For some years now female solicitors with children are threatened with having their children snatched- if they fight a case against HSE for a client.

Other solicitors get threatened with being blackballed.

Comment by Catherine on July 25, 2014 at 14:17

I hear  similar from fostered children all the time. They are bribed by social workers with money, laptops, mobile phones, etc. So why do the natural parents not receive the same money to care for the same child?

"I'll never forget the look on Michael's face when he returned from a visit with his mother and asked me, 'Did you, like, inherit money or something? 'Cause my mom works all the time and she only has two pairs of shoes. You hardly work and you have about 100.'

I didn't have 100 pairs of shoes, but I was well paid for raising him, while his mother would have paid anything to have the opportunity. But she had nothing to pay. She had lost her kids when, at 18, she called the state for help after her husband deserted her. She had no family to fall back on, as she was a former foster child herself. Her poverty cost her the right to raise her own kids.

It seemed wrong to Michael because it was wrong. Money can put blinders on you, but since I took mine off and adopted my last two foster kids, I can see many reasons why it is wrong to pay foster parents too much.

• It creates a disincentive to adopt.

• It creates a conflict of interest when a foster parent has to report on how family visits are going.

• It makes kids look down on their own families.

• It attracts people who don't even like kids."

Comment by jack colleton on June 23, 2016 at 11:41


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