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Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph while holding her adoption papers in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph while holding her adoption papers in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph while holding her adoption papers in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Philomena Lee poses after a news conference in Rome in this February 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files

Philomena Lee poses after a news conference in Rome in this February 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files

Philomena Lee poses after a news conference in Rome in this February 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files
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Philomena Lee (R) and her daughter Jane arrive at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in this January 18, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Philomena Lee (R) and her daughter Jane arrive at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in this January 18, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Philomena Lee (R) and her daughter Jane arrive at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in this January 18, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Catherine Droogan looks at her birth certificate and adoption papers as she poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan looks at her birth certificate and adoption papers as she poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Catherine Droogan looks at her birth certificate and adoption papers as she poses for a photograph in the kitchen of her house in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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