Agency Directory

Adoption Services

Child and Family Agency and Adoption Agencies Services

East: for Counties Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow
The Information and Tracing Service, 2nd Floor Nexus Building, Unit 4/5,Blancharsdtown Corporate Park,Dublin 15  ph 01897 6881, 01 897 6858. This service holds records for St Louise Adoption Society and the RGAS (formally known as The Rotunda Girls Aid Society) Dublin Health Authority / Dublin Board of  Assistance, 1 James’ St., Dublin 8 and St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Dublin Intercountry adoption Service, Dartmouth House, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot,Dublin 10 Tel: 01-6201100

Adoption Services for Co Wicklow, Delgany Health Centre,Delgany, Co.Wicklow Tel:  01 2871482

Adoption Service for Co. Kildare, Intake Team,Swan Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare Tel:045 882400

Adoption Service for Counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary:2 St Andrews Terrace, Newtown, Waterford  Tel: 051 860048.  Fax  051 860396                Email: Holds records of Ossory/Challenge Adoption Society, Sion house, Kilkenny,St John’s Adoption Society, Waterford, St Kevin’s Adoption Society,  Dungarvan, Co Waterford and Wexford County Council.

Regional Adoption Service  Dublin NE for Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath: Child and Family Centre, St Marys Hospital, Dublin Road,Drogheda, Co Louth. Tel:  041- 9832963.  Holds records of Meath County Council, Monaghan County Council,St Clare’s Adoption Society, Stamullen, Co Meath, St Joseph’s Babies’ Home, Stamullen,  Co  Meath and the Good Shepherd Home, Dunboyne, Co Meath
Adoption Service, West for Counties Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary:
Parkbeg House,2, Elm Drive, Caherdavin Lawn, Limerick Tel: 061 206820 / 206841. Holds records for the Limerick Catholic Adoption Society
Cork South for Counties Cork and Kerry:
Regional Adoption Service, Páirc na gCrann, St. Stephen’s Hospital, Sarsfield Court,Glanmire, Co.Cork. Tel: 021-4858650 Fax: 021-4858625. Holds the records of St Anne’s Adoption Society, Cork & Ross Family Centre, 34 Paul St., Cork.  Cork Health Authority, Institutions & Assistance Section, City Hall, Cork. Records of the Sacred Heart Adoption Society, Blackrock, Cork which had held records for:The Catholic Women’s Aid Society, 14 Browne St, Cork. The Children’s Welfare League, Brown St, Cork, Sean Ross Abbey, Roscrea, Co Tipperary and Sacred Heart Convent, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.
South Regional Adoption Service for Co. Kerry:
Kerry Community Services H.Q. Rathass,Tralee, Co.Kerry.Tel:   066-7195628  Fax: 066-7195600. Holds records for Kerry Health Authority and St Mary’s Adoption Society, Killarney, Co Kerry
Regional Adoption Service: for Co. Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan.
St Conal’s Campus, Co Clinic, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel:074  91 04716
And Regional Adoption Service (for Counties Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan:
Custom House, 2,The Quays, Sligo. Tel:   071 9136550
for Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon:
Adoption Service, Clann Adoption Service, Merlin Park, Galway
Tel:  091 775057 Hold records of St Nicholas Adoption Society
Co Mayo: Adoption Services,  Mayo PCCC, St. Mary’s,Castlebar,Co.Mayo  Tel:  094 9042511.  Holds records of Mayo County Council and Mayo Health Authority
Co Roscommon: Adoption Services, Community Services, Roscommon PCCC, Lanesboro Road, Roscommon  Tel: 090 667575
Dublin Mid Lenister, for Counties Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath: Adoption Services: Social Work Department,Derry Suite,1st Floor,Castle Buildings, Tara Street,Tullamore, Co.Offaly  Tel:   057 9370700  and  Fax: 057 9370748
Adoption Services for Co Longford and Co Westmeath: Social Work Department, Tivoli House, Dublin Road, Longford. Tel: 043 33 50783 / 33 50584
ACCREDITED BODIES: Accredited by the Adoption Authority of Ireland
Barnardos, Post Adoption Service, 23/24 Buckingham St, Dublin 1. Dublin 8  Tel  01  8134100
Post Adoption Helpline :Tuesday and Thursday 10-1pm 003531 4546388
Clarecare Post Adoption Service, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co Clare. Tel:  065-6828178 Email:
Cúnamh (Formerly the Catholic Protection & Rescue Society of Ireland)
CPRSI House, 30 South Anne Street , Dublin 2. Tel:  01-6779664
PACT (Protestant Adoption Society) For these records: Contact: Here2help at 01 2166300 and and at:Arabella House, 18D Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Tel:  01-2962200  Fax: 01-2964049   Email: Hold records for Bethany House, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Denny House, previously Magdelan Mother and Baby Home,  8 Lesson St, Dublin
St Mura’s Adoption Society,Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny,Co Donegal. Tel: 074-9122047 Holds records for: Nazareth House, Fahan, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Adoption Mediation Agency:
Helping Hands, Forge Lodge, Forge Hill, Cork, Tel: 021 4966805Email :
De-registered Adoption Society:
St Brigid’s Adoption Society, Holy Faith Convent,  16 The Coombe,  Dublin 8 Tel:  01-4540244
Previous addresses: 68 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 and 46 Eccles Street, Dublin 7
Records in relation to adoptions effected in Northern Ireland:
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)
Family Care Society, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GS, Tel: 04890 – 691133 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028-90691133 (From UK)  Email: email
Family Care Society, 1A Miller Street, Derry BT48 6SU. Tel: 04871 – 368592 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028 – 71368592 (From UK)  Email:
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: NORCAP, 112 Church Road, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LU. Tel: 0044 - 1865 – 875000
Some of these adoptions placements were arranged by:
Catholic Children’s Society / Crusade of Rescue, 73 St. Charles Square, London W10 6EJ
Tel:  0044 - 208 - 9695305 .Email:
Records in relation to Irish children adopted in the USA:
Consular Services, Dept. of Foreign Affairs, 80 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Tel:  01 - 4780822
National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 2.  Tel: 01 - 4072300
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Seton House, Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
Tel:  01 – 6674346  Holds records for: St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road, Dublin 7 (adoptions to USA only)
Birthlink: Operates the Adoption Contact Register for Scotland and also offers search and mediation services to people affected by adoption with a Scottish connection . Address: 21 Castle Street, Edinburgh , EH2 3DN , Scotland , United   Kingdom. Telephone  (+44) 131 225 6441  (+44) 131 225 6441