Birth Information and Tracing and Adoption
Birth Information and Tracing Legislation
The Birth Information and Tracing legislation has now been enacted and commenced as of 1st July 2022.
The new Birth Information and Tracing Act recognises the importance of a person knowing their origins and provides for the full release of the birth certificate, birth, early life, care, and medical information for anyone who was adopted, boarded out, have been subject to an illegal birth registration, or placed in other care arrangements. This Act will give people access to information about their identity at birth.
Birth Information and Tracing Services
Tusla operates a birth information and tracing service for those who have been adopted, boarded out, have been subject to an illegal birth registration, or placed in other care arrangements. In conjunction with this Tusla offers counselling and support to all clients who may wish to avail of this service
Adoption Assessment and Placement
The assessment and placement service is a service for children. When a child is placed for adoption at the request of a parent, Tusla will undertake a comprehensive assessment and vetting process of prospective adoptive parent/s. The assessment and vetting process is completed for both domestic and intercountry adoption.
Calling within the Republic of Ireland:
Contact details for your local Adoption team.