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Feel free to have a look around – there are plenty of interesting articles on the site. RIAG – or The Russian Irish Adoption Group – aim to provide information and news of interest to our members, family and friends.

Our members are parents of children adopted in Ireland – from Russian and surrounding countries – and also children, teens and young adults who have been adopted – can be members too. This site changes regularly – so please do come back for another visit another time.

You can contact us here -  contact RIAG




My Hero is YOU – Storybook for Children

ublished Date 31 March 2020 This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

About RIAG - The Russian Irish Adoption Group

Set up to help adopters [Parents] and adoptees [children,teens, young adults – build and sustain a network of friends who have international adoption as a common interest.   Our members either have adopted or are adopted from Russia and surrounding countries. There are almost 2000 individuals adopted from those regions and now living in Ireland. RIAG aim to provide them with a platform to engage or simply to browse – as they wish.

RIAG is a small not for profit organisation – set up in 2008 by a group of parents.
RIAG has a constitution and a management committee. The current committee is:
Chair: Marie Hunt.
HonTreasurer: Owen Wynne.
Hon Sec: Rob Jefferson.
Membership manager: Jennifer Reilly.
Communications: Mary MacCabe
Other members: Marina Doyle, Geraldine Kriegel, Regina Faherty.

RIAG has as its main purpose – the provision of a network for members who are adopted or have adopted from Russia and Surrounding Countries. This network can be for the purpose of sharing of information through parents events, the provision of social structures for parents and children – or other ad hoc activities.



Russian Irish Adoption Group

Disclaimer The RIAG Committee make every effort to ensure that any information posted is up to date and accurate. However we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this information. In no event will any members of the RIAG Committee or any members of RIAG be liable for any material issued. Membership to this page is by invite only. The purpose of the page is networking and the well being of the members of RIAG.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
A member wants to initiative a search for birth parents. St Petersburg. They have a copy of mother’s passport. Can you help?

RIAG are not permitted to advise members in this area and we do not- however other members can share their experiences.

The member will be watching responses. If you don’t want to respond publicly- feel free to PM. Thanks Mary.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
The employed cats in The Hermitage have an important job to mind the artefacts in the second largest art museum in the world.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Play is the language of children — which is why play therapy can help kids speak the unspeakable.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
A member is seeking your advice please.

She is looking for a Clinical Psychologist in the Dublin area - to have a clinical assessment completed on her teenage daughter.

Someone with experience in the area of international Adoption please.

She will be reading responses.

Thank you.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
With Love charity shops are selling beautiful Matryoshka and other assorted designs face coverings , handmade in Russia by a young mum who is part of the TCWL young mother’s Programme.
Double Layer (no filter - non medical grade) with Ear Loops.
There are a limited number available and they are available via their Instagram @withlovefairview @withloveportmarnock
for €10 each [including postage] or
in the With Love Charity shops in Fairview [8 Fairview, Fairview, Dublin 3] or
Portmarnock [Unit 2 Portmarnock TC, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin]

Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Haven't read these books but they should be worth checking out - written by Joanna Fortune.