In recent episodes of Emmerdale, Charity (played by Emma Atkins) revealed that she had a son when she was a teenager.
She had believed that the child did not survive and was stunned to learn that he had in fact been adopted.
Charity is working closely with the police to expose DI Bails (Rocky Marshal) and to also track down her son.
Tonight, vicar Harriet Finch (Katherine Dow Blyton), revealed that she believed Irene had adopted her son Ryan.
It came after police informed Charity that it appears that the adoptive parents have disappeared.
Charity and her girlfriend Vanessa Woodfield (Michelle Hardwick) have already confronted Irene in the past over her son.
They begged her for details about what happened to the tot when he was born.
However, Irene insisted that she was on secondment and was not at the hospital where Ryan was born.
Heartbroken, Charity and Vanessa left believing that there was