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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
You might like to share this with you adopted children.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russia visa rules changing and Ireland on the list. Probably not much use at the moment with no plans being made to travel but we can hope that things will change and dream.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Saw this on another facebook page. A box of Russian snacks to try. It would have to be sent through addresspal, parcel motel or similiar as dont seem to send to Ireland. This seems to be a box from different countries each month and October is Russia. You can order one monthly box under the gift option rather than having to sign up for a number of months. In case of interest.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Ice swimming at 83 and won the first price in the World Swimming Championship 2020, a Russian grandmother from Perm.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Freeda En
At 83 years of age, Nina Maksimova is the oldest ice swimming champion in the world
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Our children are settling back at school. Some delighted - some still a bit worried and some not fully settled yet- and that’s just the parents.

Barnardos are here to help as always. Webinar next week on 16th. Always v useful.