The Irish times: ‘New project to aid those affected by Mother-and-Baby Homes’

Women and others whose lives were affected by the mother-and-baby homes, including those forcibly adopted as babies, have been urged to avail of a free service to help them prepare witness statements for the commission of investigation into the homes.

Justice for Magdalenes Research (JFMR) and the Adoption Rights Alliance(ARA) have announced a project to offer support to those who wish to make a statement to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

The project, known as Clann, will provide drafting assistance with the help of lawyers from international firm Hogan Lovells.

The company is providing its services pro bono and about 20 lawyers in its London office are already working on the project.

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