Cúnamh has facilitated 5,700 adoptions and 1,700 reunions between adopted persons and their birth relatives.
Northern bishops highlight how motion was "completely silent" on the "vital issue" of respect for individual religious conscience and protections for Churches.
“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.
If society imposes a 'new orthodoxy' of 'gender-neutral' marriage... what will we be expected to teach children in school about marriage?
“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.
Overwhelming choice for Irish people when a child is being placed for adoption is for child to be placed with a man and a woman.
Legislators urged to press for amendments to bill over concerns about its impact on family life.