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Adoptions outside the Republic of Ireland

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)
Email: bsr@ireland.anglican.org     


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard
Titanic Quarter
Email: proni@dcalni.gov.uk 
Telephone: (+44) 028 90 534800

Web:  www.proni.gov.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.org  


Family Care Society
1A Miller Street
Derry BT48 6SU              

Tel: 04871 – 368592 (From Republic of Ireland)
Tel: 028 – 71368592 (From UK)
Email: email@family-care-society.org   


UK Adoptions (of Irish adopted people)

112 Church Road
OX33 1LU 

Tel: 0044 - 1865 – 875000
E-mail: enquiries@norcap.org


Catholic Children's Society (Crusade of Rescue)
73 St. Charles Square
London W10 6EJ  

Tel: 0044 - 208 - 9695305
Email: ccsw@cathchild.org.uk


US Adoptions

Department of Foreign Affairs
Consular Services
80 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2

Tel: 01 - 4780822


National Archives of Ireland
Bishop Street
Dublin 2
Tel: 01 - 4072300
Web:  http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ 


Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
Seton House
Northbrook Road, Dublin 6            

Tel: 01 – 6674346

Records/files held for US adoptions from St Patrick’s Home, Navan Road



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“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning . . . and the most disquieting loneliness." 

Alex Haley, Author of Roots 





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