Adoption Support Service

Adoption Support Service

We provide services to people who have been involved in the adoption process through Catholic Children’s Rescue Society or through other agencies.

You may beServices for adopteesServices for adoptive familiesServices for birth relatives
An Adopted Adult
An Adoptive Parent
A Birth Relative of an Adopted Adult
Access to birth records for anyone over the age of 18
Advice and assistance in tracing birth relatives
Act as an intermediary in contacting birth relatives
Support through the process of reunion
Offer hospitality for the reunion
Help in registering a “veto” to prevent contact from birth relatives
Pass on subsequent medical information
Telephone advice and guidance
Support and counselling for adults
Advice and assistance in tracing adopted adults
Act as an intermediary in contacting an adopted adult
Support through the process of reunion
Offer hospitality for the reunion (if required)
Advice on how to register a wish for “no contact

Frequently Asked Questions

I am adopted and want to trace my birth family. How do I do this?
I am adopted and don’t want to trace my birth family. Do I need to do anything
I am adopted and would like to know if a birth relative makes an enquiry about me. Do I need to do anything?
I don’t want my birth family to contact me. How can I prevent this? How do I register a “veto”?
My children were placed for adoption. I don’t want to disrupt their lives but just want to know how they are. Can I get this information?
My children were placed for adoption. I’ve heard that the law has changed and I can now have contact with them. How do I go about it?
I don’t want the child I placed for adoption many years ago to contact me. How can I prevent this from happening?
I want to contact a relative who has been adopted. Is this possible?

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