Links

Some useful Irish and international adoption links

Irish:

http://mathairail.org/
Support group for natural mothers parted from their children by adoption

http://www.barnardos.ie/
Adoption Advice Service for natural relatives, adopted people and adoptive parents. Has good up-to-date Booklist on adoption matters.

bpacsg@eircom.net
Support group for natural parents in Cork

http://www.adoptionboard.ie/
Search and Reunion service for natural relatives and adopted people. National Contact Register to be launched in January 2005

www.groireland.ie
Records of all births, adoptions, marriages and deaths in Ireland

One Family - supporting all members of all one parent families
Originally called CHERISH - provides support and advice for one-parent families

http://www.adoptionireland.com/
Website of the Adopted Peoples Association - the representative body for Irish people adopted both in Ireland and abroad

http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/home.htm
Support and campaigning organization for those formerly incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries in Ireland

apai@tinet.ie
Email address for the Adoptive Parents Association - the representative body for Irish adoptive parents

afpai_ireland@hotmail.com
Email address for
The Adopted and Fostered Peoples Association of Ireland,
23 Portmarnock Crescent
Portmarnock
Co. Dublin

Telephone & Fax: Dublin (01) 846 3270

AFPAI represents Adopted, Fostered and Institutionalized People of Past and Present in issues relating to them, we also assist in search and re-union with natural relatives.

Outside Ireland:

http://www.exiledmothers.com/
Support and campaigning organization for natural mothers

www.keepyourbaby.com
Support and campaigning organization for natural mothers

http://www.adoptioncrossroads.org/
Support and campaigning organization for natural relatives and adopted people

http://www.clovapublications.com/
Publishes books on adoption loss and grief

http://www.bereavement.org.uk/
Supports those bereaved through adoption loss

http://www.rags-online.org/
Supports those rejected after searching for a natural relative or adopted person

http://www.motherhelp.info
A Mother's Song is dedicated to helping pregnant mothers, fathers and grandparents to learn more about the risks of adoption and provides some ideas for keeping and nurturing their own child.