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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.

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Renew a Russian Passport – How?

The consular section of the Russian Embassy has asked us to remind parents to keep their children’s passports up to date and valid.    The check list below should help you prepare for this process.  It is easier to keep the passports up to date on a rolling basis – than seek a renewal after many years have passed.



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
Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas day. In Russia Christmas day is today 7th January. The date is 7th January (as compared to 25th December) because the Russian Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar for religious celebration dates. Enjoy.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Parents this maybe of intetest, especially to those that have done the GBB courses with Zach and Denise.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Rewire Your Future (Creating Peaceful Families)
Free GBB Lockdown support group.
Every Sunday evening 8pm on zoom.
Link to follow.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
2021 is in #Moscow: Fireworks over Red Square
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
This is a theraputic story written by Sarah Naish about Christmas, and read by her and her daughter that might be of interest.