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02 March 2017 in ,

Spring Courses for Adopted Adults and Birth Mothers

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is celebrating its 40th birthday this Spring. The service has been providing a helpline to those affected by adoption since 1977. Thousands of adopted adults, birth family members and adoptive parents have been provided with support and advice since the service opened its doors. A service is provided to intercountry adopted children and their parents....

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25 November 2016 in , , ,

Long overdue Adoption Bill contains crucial provisions

The publication of the revised Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015 is a crucial step towards better realising the rights of adopted people, said Barnardos today. The children’s charity particularly commends the provisions which strengthen an adopted people’s right to identity....

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30 June 2016 in ,

Barnardos running The Different Parts of Me for Adopted Teenagers

The Different Parts of Me is a workshop for young adopted teenagers with Barnardos Post-Adoption Service. The purpose of this workshop is to bring young teens together in a safe, fun and supportive setting to look at how adoption fits in to all the other parts of themselves. ...

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28 July 2015 in , , ,

Long overdue Adoption Bill huge step forward, but could go further

Barnardos welcomes the publication of the General Scheme and Heads of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill which will allow adoptees access to their birth certificates. The Bill finally recognises the importance of a person’s right to their identity while balancing it against the right to privacy of the birth mother. ...

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01 May 2014 in , , , ,

POSTSCRIPT - A play about adoption, with a benefit performance for Barnardos

Actor and playwright Noelle Brown has written, and stars alongside Bríd Ní Neachtain, in the well-received play POSTSCRIPT. Told in a humorous way this play describes what it was like growing up as an adopted child in the seventies and the challenges of an adopted person seeking a birth cert. A special benefit performance of POSTSCRIPT in aid of Barnardos takes place in The Powerscourt Theatr...

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