Maria Hayes: her heartbreaking adoption story.

Maria Hayes shares her incredible journey with Claire Ronan. A heart-breaking story of a young teenage mother in 1970s Ireland who lost her baby boy to adoption.

Sligo mother Maria Hayes recalls the painful details of having to part with her beautiful baby boy to give him up for adoption and the long-lasting impacts the separation had on her life.

Speaking to Claire Ronan, Maria recalls feeling sick over the Christmas of 1976 and going to the doctor, who examined her and announced she was six or seven months pregnant.