6-week Therapeutic Support Course for Birth Mothers - Dublin

17 April 2023 10:30am - 12:30pm Barnardos Head Office in Christchurch Square, Christchurch Pl, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 DT63.


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Barnardos Post Adoption Service will be running a 6-week therapeutic course for women whose children have been adopted.

Was your son or daughter placed for adoption in the past?

Would it help to talk about it?

This course is an opportunity to talk about experiences in the past and perhaps to prepare for contact with a now adult son or daughter. Some women may have met their adopted child/adult already and would like support around the outcome of the meeting and the ongoing contact or relationship, and how this may have affected them and other family members. Mothers who have been linked with their adopted sons or daughters through the National Adoption Contact Preference Register, or who are considering joining the Register,  will find the meetings very helpful.

The meetings are run as a course over six sessions, beginning Monday the 17th April 2023 and ending Monday the 29th May 2023. 

Many women have found these meetings to be of invaluable assistance in moving forward with their lives. The service is independent and completely confidential. There is no charge to attend the course.

Some of the topics covered in the course are:

• Parting with a child for adoption
• How this experience has affected the mother’s life
• Seeking information about your child
• How adoption affects others, e.g., adopted people, adoptive parents
• Searching for your child - what should you expect?
• What happens after reunion?

We run ongoing follow up support groups for women who have completed the course in Barnardos. Please email our Post Adoption Team at [email protected] or phone the Post Adoption Service office in confidence for further information at (01) 8134100

Due to number restrictions, please register interest as soon as possible.

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