Banished Babies

“Since this story broke in 1996, the Irish media have been chasing down details of the “export” –primarily to the U.S.–of 2,000-plus infants and toddlers born to unmarried Irish mothers between the late ’40s and the mid-’70s. Reporter Milotte did a TV documentary on the subject; his book incorporates new archival material released by the Irish government and the Catholic Church, as well as three involving case studies of efforts by adoptees or the mothers who reluctantly gave them up to get back together.
At mid-century, both church and state in Ireland stressed shame, secrecy, and the religion of adoptive parents over all other considerations; only in the mid-’50s did Eire require confirmation that proposed parents could provide a healthy (as well as a Catholic) home for Irish kids, and several money-based schemes slipped through the Republic’s lax rules. An enlightening international sidebar to studies of the consequences of open versus closed adoption.”

Children illegally taken by nuns and sold off for adoption


The mothers of the “banished babies” were single and pregnant (from 1939 – 1972), they were taken to these homes to have their child.

The mothers were first told that they could not keep their name, the mother superior gave them all new names. They were to be referred to as penitents. They were considered “sinners” and worked 12 hours or more each day and never received pay for their work. The work was hard or cruel especially when you think they had to do it up to the time they went into labor.

Many girls died in the labor process, the rule was that no stitches, pain relief, or antibiotics would ever be used, no more wasted on these wretched “sinners” because this was the price they would have to pay to God for their “sinful” ways.
As they went through the pains of labor, the Nuns reminded them often how this pain was price of the few fleeting moments of pleasure they may have had before getting pregnant!
The Nuns went out of their way to be always cruel. There was no relief for these girls! After giving birth, these girls were to stay and care for their child until they were adopted. Some kids were marked as babies that were to leave the country. Adoption arrangements were done in the United States by Angels Guardian Home, a group formed by the Sister of Mercy in the US.
They also hold many of the records at their office in Brooklyn, New York. The office of the Angel Guardian Home on 12th Avenue in New York.
Large amounts of money were expected to be donated to these religious orders for the adoption. So, the Nuns – Sisters of Mercy – made money from these adoptions, lots of it in fact just from this source alone.

Now, none of the Children were ever adopted before the age of two, there is a reason why. First, it would cost nothing to keep the children since they had their birth mothers taking care of their baby, still working 12 hours a day by the way and with no pay;

Secondly, was the fact that the Irish Government gave the Nuns money for the care of each child until the age of two.
You can see why they would not adopt a newborn then, this money would be passed up if they did! Yet there was another income that could be had, these children which accounted for nothing in their eyes could be used in human experimenting of Vaccines, the drug companies paid them well, and the Irish Government kept a blind eye to what was happening.
Even better was that if the vaccine caused deaths, no one would know because the Nuns could just very easily dispose of the bodies in unmarked graves. Mothers that did not survive or that may have come to an end due to abuse could also be easily discarded without any investigation of wrong doing or criminal process.
This is the Banished Baby Story!! Tell the world about it and please help us go after anyone that is guilty of criminal acts!
~Jerry Carney (born Eugene Gerard Lynam in Castlepollard, 6/11/60)

You will find that records for the old Orphanage in Castle Pollard are kept by:

Sister Mary McManus
Sacred Heart Convent
Sacred Heart Adoption Agency
Blackrock, County Cork, Eire

The connection in America was:

Angel Guardian Home
6301 12th Avenue,
Brooklyn, New York 11219 
This office is still in existence.

This office is still in existence, click here

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