Former Maine police officer Kevin Battle always knew he was adopted but did not know that he had been forcibly taken from his mother in Ireland when she attempted to escape from a Mother and Baby Home.
Book review: "The Adoption Machine" by Paul Jude Redmond - Ireland, from the year it received it's independence in 1922, set the global standard for the mistreatment of single women and girls aged from 12 to 48, as well as the neglect or cruel mistreatment of their babies.
“St Patrick’s had a huge mortality rate. It’s just as likely that there are graves on site at St Patrick’s. One woman described the situation where the nuns did everything to create an environment where babies did not survive – through neglect."
Corless herself hit out, telling the Irish Mail on Sunday that, “Hoax is a terrible word to use. It does unsettle the survivors after what they have been through, and their mothers have been through, for someone to say it was a hoax."