Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Where are records held?

If you don't know which agency handled the adoption, or if the adoption was organised through an agency other than those listed below, please contact the Adoption Authority of Irelands Information and Tracing Unit for assistance Tel 1800 309 300.   The Adoption Authority of Ireland also holds a file on each adoption effected in the Republic of Ireland since 1953 and holds records for St Therese Adoption Society, Whitefriar Street, Dublin 8.
 

23rd, November 2017: Tusla – Child and Family Agency wishes to advise that we are currently working with St Mura’s Adoption Society and the Adoption Service of Clare Care to actively progress the transfer of adoption records over the coming months. Once these adoption records and files have been received by Tusla, we will be ready to provide a tracing and information service for people whose records were previously held by these adoption services.

In advance of this transfer, please continue to contact St Mura’s Adoption Society on 074 - 9122047 and the Adoption Service of Clare Care on 065 – 6828178.

As of Wednesday, 25 May 2016 the adoption records of St. Patrick’s Guild Adoption Society have been transferred to Tusla – Child and Family Agency.  The records transferred include details of adoption and fostering arrangements of children from 1910 onwards.

Tusla received in excess of 13,000 records from St. Patrick’s Guild.  Currently, a dedicated team are reviewing and cataloguing the files so that Tusla will be able to provide an information and tracing service for anyone whose information was held by St. Patrick’s Guild.

Tusla will be contacting everyone who has submitted an information and tracing request in respect of the adoption records of St. Patrick’s Guild with a response to their request in the coming months.  We are  aware that people are anxious to have access to this information and tracing service. We will be open to new referrals from Monday 26th September 2016.

For further information, or to speak to someone about the adoption information and tracing service, please contact:

  • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND LO-CALL: 1890-100054 OR BY EMAIL: INFO@TUSLA.IE.
  • ENQUIRES FROM OUTSIDE THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ON: 00-353-76-6957265 OR BY EMAIL: INFO@TUSLA.IE
  • TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, FROM 10AM TO 1PM

Tusla – Child and Family Agency would like to thank you for your patience and understanding while the information and tracing service for the St. Patrick’s Guild records is being established.

Select an Organisation or Agency below for information on where records are currently held and contact information

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Records in relation to Irish children adopted in:
Northern Ireland  UK USA

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Child and Family Agency

Dublin North East

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Information & Tracing Service
2nd Floor Nexus Building, 
Blanchardstown Corporate Park, 
Dublin 15 
Tel 01-897 6858
  • Dublin Health Authority / Dublin Board of Assistance, 1 James’ St., Dublin 8
  • St. Attracta’s Adoption Society

  • St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7
  • Rotunda Girls Aid Society, RGAS, Procathedral, Dublin 1

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Regional Adoption Service,
Child and Family Centre,
Dublin Road,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth
Tel: 041 9893301
  • Cavan Boarded Out
  • Meath County Council
  • St Clare’s Adoption Society, Stamullen, Co Meath
  • St Joseph’s Babies’ Home, Stamullen, Co Meath
  • Good Shepherd Home, Dunboyne, Co Meath

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Dublin Mid Leinster

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Department 
Derry Suite,
Castle Buildings,
Tara Street,
Tullamore,
Co. Offaly.
Tel: 057 93 70 700

 

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Department,
Tivoli House,
Dublin Road,
Longford
Tel. 043 – 3350584

 

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South 

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Service,
2 St Andrew’s Terrace,
Newtown,
Waterford. 
Tel: 051 – 860048
  • National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2
  • Ossory/Challenge Adoption Society, Sion house, Kilkenny
  • Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary
  • St John’sAdoption Society, Waterford
  • St Kevin’s Adoption Society, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
  • Wexford County Council

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Regional Adoption Services
Páirc Na gCrann
St Stephen’s  Hospital
Sarsfield Court
Glanmire
Co. Cork
Phone: 021 4858650
 
  • Cork Health Authority, Institutions & Assistance Section, City Hall, Cork
  • Sacred Heart Adoption Society, Blackrock, Cork
  • St Anne’s Adoption Society, Cork & Ross Family Centre, 34 Paul St., Cork.
  • Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary , Bessborough, Blackrock, Cork City
  • The Catholic Women’s Aid Society, 14 Browne St, Cork

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Department,
Kerry Community Services,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry 
Tel: 066 – 7195628
  • Kerry Health Authority
  • St Mary’s Adoption Society, Killarney, Co Kerry

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West 

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Services,
HR Building,
Merlin Park,
Galway
Tel: 091 775057
  • St Mary’s Children’s Home Dublin Road Tuam Co Galway
  • St Nicholas Adoption Society

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Services Department,
St. Mary’s Headquarters,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo 
Tel: 094 – 9022333
  • Mayo County Council
  • Mayo Health Authority

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Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency
Regional Adoption Services,
Custom House,
The Quays,
Sligo.
Ph: 0719136550

  • Sligo Boarded Out
  • Leitrim County Council Records.

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Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency
Regional Adoption Services,
County Clinic,
St Conals Campus,
Letterkenny
Co Donegal.
Ph: 074 9104716

  • Castlepollard Mother & Baby Home (aka St Peter's Maternity Hospital) County Westmeath.
  • St Joseph's Hospital, Stranorlar, Lifford, Co Donegal

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency
Adoption Department
Parkbeg House,
2 Elm Drive,
Caherdavin,
Co. Limerick
Tel: 061 - 206840
  • The Limerick Catholic Adoption Society

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Adoption Agencies and Societies

Name & Address Hold Records for
Cúnamh (Formerly The Catholic Protection and Rescue Society of Ireland)
30 South Anne Street,
Dublin 2  
Tel: 01 - 6779664
  • Cúnamh

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Here to Help
Arabella House,
18D Nutgrove Office Park,
Rathfarnham,
Dublin 14
Tel: 01 – 2166300        
  • Bethany House, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • Denny House
  • Fairfield Children's Home
  • PACT
  • The Magdalen Home
  • The Nursery Rescue Society
  • The Protestant Adoption Society (PAS)

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Name & Address Hold Records for
St. Catherine’s Adoption Society
Clarecare,
Harmony Row,
Ennis,
Co. Clare  
Tel: 065 – 6828178
  • St. Catherine’s Adoption Society

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Name & Address Hold Records for
St. Louise Adoption Society
2nd Floor Nexus Building,
Units 4/5,
Blanchardstown Corporate Park,
Dublin 15
Tel 01- 897 6858
  • Dublin Health Authority / Dublin Board of Assistance, 1 James’ St., Dublin 8
  • St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7
  • St Rita’s Nursing Home, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

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Name & Address Hold Records for
St. Mura’s Adoption Society
Pastoral Centre,
Monastery Avenue,
Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal
Tel: 074 - 9122047
  • Castle, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal
  • Nazareth House, Fahan, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

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Name & Address Hold Records for
St Patrick’s Guild
203 Merrion Road,
Dublin 4
Tel: 01 – 2196551
  • **See the note at the top of this page**

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Name & Address Hold Records for
The Dept of Education & Skills,
RIRU,
Cornamaddy,
Athlone,
Co Westmeath 
Tel: (090) 6483 625
  • Industrial schools in the Republic of Ireland

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Records in relation to adoptions effected in Northern Ireland

Name & Address

Church of Ireland Board of Social Responsibility
(Incorporating the Church of Ireland Adoption Society)
Church of Ireland House, 61-67 Donegal Street, Belfast BT1 2QH                           
Tel: 04890 – 233885 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: (028) – 90233885 (From UK)
Email: bsr@ireland.anglican.org

Name & Address

Family Care Society
511 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GS 
Tel: 04890 – 691133 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028-90691133 (From UK)
Email: email@family-care-society.org

Name & Address

Family Care Society
1A Miller Street, Derry BT48 6SU        
Tel: 04871 – 368592 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028 – 71368592 (From UK)
Email: email@family-care-society.org

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Records in relation to Irish children adopted in the UK

Records are normally held by the individual adoption agency or the court where the adoption order was made. Enquiries can be directed to:

Name & Address

BAAF
Saffron House,
6-10 Kirby Street,
London,
EC1N 8TS

Phone: 0044 20 7421 2600
Fax: 0044 20 7421 2601
Email: mail@baaf.org.uk

http://www.baaf.org.uk/info/tracing
http://www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk/help/database/ http://www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk/search/adoptionrecords/

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Records in relation to Irish children adopted in the USA

Name & Address

Consular Services,
Dept. of Foreign Affairs
80 St Stephen’s Green,
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 - 4780822

Name & Address

National Archives
Bishop Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 - 4072300

Name & Address

Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
Seton House
Northbrook Road,
Dublin 6            
Tel: 01 – 6674346

Holds records for:

  • St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7 (adoptions to USA only)

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