Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Where are the records held?

If you do not 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 Ireland, Information and Tracing Unit for assistance.
Tel: 1800 309 300 / 01 230 9300
Website:  https://aai.gov.ie/en/contact-us.html
 

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,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
2nd Floor Nexus Building, 
Blanchardstown Corporate Park, 
Dublin 15,
D15 CF9K.
 
Tel: 01 8976858
 
  • Dublin Health Authority / Dublin Board of Assistance, 1 James’ St., Dublin 8
  • Rotunda Girls Aid Society, RGAS, Procathedral, Dublin 1
  • St. Louise Adoption Society.
  • St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7
  • St Rita's Nursing Home

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
PO Box 13018,
Dublin 15.
 
Tel: 076 6957261
 
  • St. Attracta’s Adoption Society

  • St. Catherine’s Adoption Society

  • St. Mura's Adoption Society
  • St. Patrick's Guild Adoption Society

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Child and Family Centre,
Dublin Road,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth,
A92 X862.

Tel: 041 9893301
 
  • Ard Mhuire Good Shepherd Home, Dunboyne, Co Meath.

  • Cavan Boarded Out.

  • Meath Boarded Out Records.

  • North Eastern Health Board.

  • St Clare’s Adoption Society, Stamullen, Co Meath.

  • St Joseph’s Babies’ Home, Stamullen, Co Meath.

  • St. Jude's Nursing Home.

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Dublin Mid Leinster

Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Dartmouth House,
Kylemore Road,
Ballyfermot,
Dublin 10,
D10 XD32.

Tel: 01 6201100
Fax. 01-6201188
 

  • Longford Boarded Out Records.
  • Midlands/Portlaoise Boarded Out Records.
  • Offaly Boarded Out Records.
  • Westmeath Boarded Out Records.

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South East 

Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
2 St Andrew’s Terrace,
Newtown,
Waterford,
X91 EDF8.

Tel: 051 860048
 

  • National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin 2 - Adoption Records Only.

  • Ossory/Challenge Adoption Society, Sion House, Co Kilkenny.

  • Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.

  • St John’s Adoption Society, Co Waterford.

  • St Kevin’s Adoption Society, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

  • Wexford County Council.

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South West 

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Páirc Na gCrann,
St Stephen’s  Hospital,
Sarsfield Court,
Glanmire,
Co. Cork,
T45 P220.

Tel: 021 4858650
Fax: 021 4858625

 
  • Cork Health Authority, Institutions & Assistance Section, City Hall, Co Cork.

  • Kerry Health Authority.

  • Sacred Heart Adoption Society, Blackrock, Co Cork.

  • Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Bessborough, Blackrock, Cork City.

  • St Anne’s Adoption Society, Cork & Ross Family Centre, 34 Paul St., Co Cork.

  • St. Mary's Adoption Society, Killarney, Co Kerry.

  • The Catholic Women’s Aid Society, 14 Browne St, Co Cork.

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Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Kerry Community Services,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry.
V92 YA25
 
Tel: 066 7154628
 
 

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West 

Name & Address Hold Records for
Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Block A,
Merlin Park Hospital,
Galway,
H91 N973.

Tel: 091 775057 / 091 775479
 
  • 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,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
St. Mary’s Headquarters,
Castlebar,
Co Mayo,
F23 HP58.
 
Tel: 094 9042511
 
  • Mayo County Council
  • Mayo Health Authority

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Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
2 Custom House Quay,
Sligo,
F91 V9FK.

Tel: 071 9136550
 

  • Sligo Boarded Out
  • Leitrim County Council Records.

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Name & Address Hold Records for

Child and Family Agency,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
County Clinic,
St Conals Campus,
Letterkenny,
Co Donegal,
F92 FW6Y.

Tel: 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,
National Adoption Information & Tracing Service,
Glenbevan House,
Upper Mayorstone,
Limerick,
V94 PW70.

Tel: 061 464154
 
  • The Limerick Catholic Adoption Society

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Adoption Authority of Ireland

Name & Address Hold Records for

Adoption Authority of Ireland,
Shelbourne House,
Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4.
Tel: (01) 2309300

  • St. Therese Adoption Society,  Whitefriar Street, Dublin 8

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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
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 Adoption Services
97, Malone Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EQ
Tel: 048 90 69 11 33 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028 90 69 11 33 (From UK)
Email: email@familycaresociety.org

Name & Address

Family Care Society
9 Orchard Business Park, Pennyburn Estate, Derry, BT48 0LU    
Tel: 048 71 36 85 92 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028 71 36 85 92 (From UK)
Email: email@familycaresociety.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


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