Birth Mothers Course

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is running a new birth mothers course on Monday mornings starting 4th November 2019 in Dublin.

Posted on Wednesday 07 August 2019 in Adoption

Course details:

What: Birth Mothers Course

When: Monday mornings from 4th November 2019

Where: Dublin City Centre

About the course:

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is running a new birth mothers course on Monday mornings starting 4th November 2019 in Dublin City Centre. These confidential meetings for
women whose children have been adopted are 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. 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. 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 but donations are welcome to cover costs.

Some of the topics covered in the courses are:

  • Parting with a child for adoption
  • How this experience has affected your life
  • Seeking information about your child
  • How adoption affects others e.g. adopted people, adoptive parents and the opportunity to hear them share their experiences
  • Searching for your son/daughter - what should you expect?
  • What can happen after reunion- looking at possible outcomes ?

Register:

Registration is essential and enquiries can be made by:

  • Email: adoption@barnardos.ie 
  • Phone: Patricia White (social worker facilitating the course) on 01 8134100
  • Phone: Post Adoption Helpline 01- 4546388 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-1pm)