Useful Links

The sites listed below are not under the control of this organisation and no responsibility can be taken for any material contained therein.

https://www.barnardos.ie/our-services/work-with-families/post-adoption-service

Who owns this website?
Barnardos whose mission is to help transform children’s lives through their services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children. Barnardos provides a specialist therapeutic service to children, and teenagers who are adopted both internationally and domestically – and their parents.

The service is available regionally via three centres:

  • Dublin: 23/24 Buckingham Street Lower Dublin 1. Tel: (01) 8134100
  • Cork: Barnardos, Blackmore House, Meade Street, Cork. Tel : (021) 4310591
  • Galway: Barnardos, “The Sanctuary”, 27 Chois Clair, Claregalway, Co Galway.

Services are also provided to adopted adults and their birth families.

What will it tell me?
Where and how to access services – and exactly what services are available and where.

Why do I need to know?
At some stage – you may feel you or your child may benefit from talking to people who have experience working with families with adopted children. Barnardos are the most experienced in this area – in Ireland.


http://dublin.kdmid.ru/en.aspx?lst=en&it=/Main.aspx

Who owns this website?
Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation

What will it tell me?
Useful page – how to register your adopted child in Ireland, submit your post placement reports and keep your child’s passport up to date

Why do I need to know?
Your child may have Irish Citizenship – but he/she is also a Russian Citizen. It is important to keep their Russian Documentation up to date.


https://www.aai.gov.ie/

Who owns this website?
This is a government Website. The Adoption Authority of Ireland is an independent body established on 1 November 2010 under the Adoption Act 2010.

What will it tell me?
This is the go to site for information on the process of adoption domestically and internationally. It is also the holder of the adoption register.

Why do I need to know?
You may be interested in adopting again – finding out about other countries – getting a copy of your childs adoption cert etc.


https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption

Who owns this website?
This is a UK government owned website.

What will it tell me?
It is very useful for reference. It gives an example of how another jurisdiction manages the entire adoption process.

Why do I need to know?
It builds your knowledge of the process, the steps along the way and the resources to support. It gives you a more complete picture and more of the language.


http://www.helpinghands.ie/

Who owns this website?
HHAMA was set up in 2005 to mediate Inter-country adoption in accordance with the Irish Adoption Board’s (IAB) regulations and requirements. They are an accredited agency and work with several countries.

What will it tell me?
You can see where/when their next meeting takes place, what countries are currently open and their latest news.

Why do I need to know?
You may have a child who was adopted using this agency – or maybe planning to adopt in the future.


http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/birth_family_relationships/adoption_and_fostering/adopting_a_child.html

Who owns this website?
This is a government Website.

What will it tell me?
Light touch summary of adoption and fostering in Ireland.

Why do I need to know?
If you are starting off the process – it is a good place to go for an overview.


https://www.tusla.ie/services/alternative-care/adoption-services/

Who owns this website?
This is a government website

What will it tell me?
Some summary definitions and signposts for services – covers domestic and international

Why do I need to know?
No harm to know where the information is – in case you ever need it.


http://councilofirishadoptionagencies.ie/

Who owns this website?
Appears to be Tusla led.

What will it tell me? 
Membership of CIAA is open to all agencies accredited by the Adoption Authority of Ireland, and to Tusla Child and Family Agency. Accredited agencies who are members of CIAA are as follows: Cúnamh, Clarecare Adoption Services, Adoption Society, St Mura’s Adoption Society, Pact, Here2Help, Barnardos,& Helping Hands Mediation Agency. Our members are all social work practitioners working in the area of Information and Tracing, Domestic and Inter-country Adoption.

Why do I need to know?
If you are interested in tracing – you may find social workers here to help.


http://fostercareireland.ie/

Who owns this website?
Foster care in Ireland is provided by the State through TUSLA the Child and Family Agency or by independent fostering agencies.

Foster Care Ireland is an independent, non-statutory foster care agency. We aim to recruit and support foster carers to provide a safe and nurturing environment for foster children.

What will it tell me?
For those considering Fostering – this is the place to start.

Why do I need to know?
Some families have chosen to foster and well as or instead of adopting. This site will help inform whether you are part of one of those families – or a family or friend. Information and knowledge will help you or them – on the journey.


https://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/

Who owns this Website? 

Emailinfo@adoptionlearningpartners.orgPhone800-566-3995 (voicemail box only – checked Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central Time excluding holidays)Fax847-475-5871MailAdoption Learning Partners
2049 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201Social MediaFacebook
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What will it tell me? 

This is a good website which has webinars and downloadable information on it.  The experts who do the webinars are well known, well respected and have written highly thought of books on adoption matters e.g. Dan Hughes and Phyllis Booth among others.  It is based in the US but the materials look very good.

Why do I need to know?

You may find useful resources – webinars etc.   You can never know too much about adoption – and you may learn lots from this site.