Try to contact the orphanage. I am sure they kept rcds somewhere and were licensed by the state.
St. Vincent's Home and Philadelphia Orphanage, were Catholic, very strict and sometimes quite severe orphanage care run by the Sisters of Charity. Girls were trained to be mother's helpers or nannies. Some records can be obtained from the archives of the Motherhouse, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament located in Bensalem, PA. For a personal account of these orphanages and dealing with the sisters, contact Michael Wei. [USA]
Assuming the father's name of John is correct, and further assuming he was born in 1864, there are just 14 B rcds for this name in this year in the 65% complete database I use. Note - B/M/D registration was civil beginning Jan 1 1864, and supposed to be comprehensive. The General Register Office keeps these rcds. Google it at http://www.groireland.iehttp://www.groireland.ie.