Philomena Lee

Irish nurse

Annie Philomena Lee (born 24 March 1933)[1] is an Irish nurse and activist. Her life was shown in the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith. The book was made into a movie titled Philomena (2013), which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Lee is now an activist and spokesperson for adoption rights.[2][3] Lee has created The Philomena Project in order to raise awareness about adoption laws and find ways to improve them.

In February 2014, she met Pope Francis to discuss the Catholic church's adoption policies.[4][5][6]

References change

  1. Sixsmith, Martin (2 July 2010). The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty Year Search. Macmillan Publishers. p. 14. ISBN 978-0230744271.
  2. "Philomena Lee to tell world conference about her forced adoption in Ireland". 4 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. Buckley, Dan (5 September 2014). "Philomena Lee: 'I can still see my son's little face'". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. Child, Ben (31 January 2014). "Philomena Lee starts campaign for law change on adoption rights". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  5. "What Is The Philomena Project?". The Philomena Project. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. "Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee meet Pope Francis". BBC. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.