Would it help to talk about it?
Barnardos Post Adoption Service runs confidential meetings for women whose children have been adopted.
These meetings 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 fi nd 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 confi dential. There is no charge to attend the course but donations are welcome to cover costs.
When: The course is usually run twice a year; in the Spring and in the Autumn.
Follow up: We run ongoing support groups for women who have completed the course in Barnardos.
Barnardos Post Adoption Service is supported by the Health Services Executive and through donations from people who use the service.