Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

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Heads of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill

Tusla welcomes the publication by Minister Roderic O’Gorman of the Heads of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill. We look forward to enactment of the legislation to enable us process requests for birth information and provide a comprehensive tracing service in accordance with the proposed legislation.

Up until the date of commencement of the proposed legislation Tusla is obliged to process your request for birth information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 / Freedom of Information Act 2014. This means that at this point in time, we will continue to do the best we can to provide you with as much information as possible, but will not be able to meet the expectation of what’s in the proposed legislation.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE BIRTH INFORMATION AND TRACING BILL

For further information on the Heads of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill, and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ’s) please see the link below to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth:

https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-children-equality-disability-integration-and-youth/

FURTHER INFORMATION ON TUSLA TRACING SERVICES

For enquiries in relation to the Tracing Service currently provided by Tusla, please see the link below to our website where you will find relevant information and contact details for our local offices:  

https://www.tusla.ie/services/alternative-care/adoption-services/tracing-service/where-are-records-held/

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Adoption is a service for children; it is the process whereby a child becomes a member of a new family. Adoption creates a permanent, legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child.

Tusla - Child and Family Agency, the National Adoption Service, is responsible for

  • Placing children for adoption when requested by a birth parent;
  • Assessing and vetting prospective adoptive parent/s;
  • Provision of information and tracing services to those who have been adopted, boarded out or placed in other care arrangements.

To make an enquiry about the service, please contact your local Tusla adoption office

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