Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Adoption Services


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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