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Monday, January 11th, 2021: In light of the upcoming publication from the Mother and Baby Home Commission, Barnardos Post Adoption Service will extend its confidential and professionally staffed support line from tomorrow, Tuesday January 12th. Support groups for adopted adults and birthmothers will also be available.
Barnardos has provided a therapeutic post adoption service and a family tracing service for people who spent their childhoods in institutional care for more than 30 years. According to Christine Hennessy, Barnardos Post Adoption Service Leader, “The launch of this long awaited report will cause distress and pain to many people around the country. Aspects of the report plus the delay in the Information and Tracing Legislation is causing a lot of worry and anxiety for many at this time. We want them to know that we are here.”
Barnardos recently marked 30 years of group support to birthmothers by the publication of “Growing Stronger Together”- a booklet and audio documentary outlining the stories of women who were parted from their children by adoption. [Download booklet here / Listen to audio documentary here]. Barnardos has delivered support groups for adopted adults for over 25 years.
Support available for adults through Barnardos Post Adoption and Origins Services -
For more information for press and media please contact Barnardos Press Office:
Tel: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966
Barnardos’ mission is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and our partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences. Because childhood lasts a lifetime www.barnardos.ie