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Post Adoption Service

Barnardos Post Adoption Service provides a specialist therapeutic service to children and teenagers who are adopted both internationally and domestically - and their parents.

Services are also provided to adopted adults and their birth families. Our birth mothers and adopted adults groups run both online and in person.

The service is available regionally via three centres:

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is continuing to offer services throughout the current health crisis. We cannot meet with all of our clients face to face at the moment but our experienced staff are offering online therapeutic support sessions to adopted teenagers, children and their parents, as well as to adopted adults and birth family members. Our phones continue to be staffed in our three centres and you are most welcome to phone us or email us at [email protected]

Post Adoption Events

What services are provided?

  • A therapeutic service for adopted children and teenagers, and their families.
  • A national, confidential helpline and email advisory service available twice weekly and professionally staffed.
  • Advisory sessions for adoptive parents. Parents may have questions about attachment, school issues, sharing background information and identity development among many other issues. Online parenting consultations and support online can also be arranged to assist parents who may be living at a distance from our centres.
  • Group work with children and teenagers .
  • Group support and training for adoptive parents.
  • Specialist training on adoption issues for professional groups such as teachers. Classroom workshop.
  • Support groups for adopted adults and birth mothers.
  • A therapeutic support service for adopted adults and birth family members who are referred to the service.

More Information about our workshops

Find out more information on these workshops by signing up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page

Podcast: Growing Stronger Together

A publication and audio documentary from Barnardos group support service for women whose children were adopted: Personal experiences over three decades, 1990 - 2020

Podcast & Book

Contact Barnardos Post-Adoption Service

Barnardos Post Adoption Service, 23/24 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

(+353 1) 813 4100 [email protected]

Helpline: (01) 454 6388 (Open 10am - 1pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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Barnardos Post Adoption Service provides support and advice to parents who have adopted from abroad, adopted adults and birth parents; as well as providing a direct service to children. We offer support groups, workshops, training courses and individual support. Sign up to our email alerts to be kept informed about upcoming events and Barnardos' work.

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Barnardos Post Adoption Service is funded by TUSLA the Child and Family Agency, through donations from clients and from training income.

Barnardos Post Adoption Service is accredited by the Adoption Authority of Ireland under the Adoption Act 2010.