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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



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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 asked us to promote this:


It's not a RIAG run event.

This workshop is a fundraiser for the Children of Russia Fund, which was established with the assistance of families who have adopted from Russia. They have come together to support children in Russian orphanages. All proceeds from the workshop go to the Children of Russia fund.

Much appreciated

Paula McLoughlin
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c68980pwRVU&feature=youtu.be This was sent to us by Mila from Waterford. Its fabulous - share it with your families. :-)
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
PJ Gallagher on Deirdre O Kane tonight, he is talking about adoption in this clip. Might be of interest.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
"When I was growing up, I thought everyone was adopted!"

Deirdre O'Kane Talks Funny with PJ Gallagher, tomorrow night at 9.15pm 🤩

RTÉ Player | #DeirdreOKane
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
A link to the growing stronger together Barnardos post adootion service 30 year anniversary - publication and podcast about birth mothers experiences of placing children for adoption.

Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Festival of Russian Culture 2020 in Dublin will run from the 9th of November. Year 2020 has proven to be difficult and full of unexpected changes and some unpleasant surprises. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we saw cancellation of the Olympics, events of a massive scale, lockdowns of cities and countr...
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
I can't say that Russia was on my must see list when I travelled there in February 2016, however, when one of my good mates and his partner who were working there, offered an invitation to visit one of Europe's great cities, I didn't have to think too long or hard for an answer.