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Welcome to the Adoption Support Network of Ireland

The Adoption Support Network of Ireland is a peer support network which exists to promote and demand equal human and civil rights for all those affected by the outdated, unjust Irish adoption system.  It is a sister organisation of Adoption Rights Alliance, which primarily concerns itself with adoption legislative changes and related issues.  Please see below for details of our support services.

Please use email as the first point of contact with us if you have internet access.  As we run our services on a completely voluntary basis, we may not be able to respond to you immediately, however we hope our autoresponder will be of assistance in the meantime.   Our email address is: info@adoption.ie  

Due to circumstances beyond our control (lack of resources), the helpline is suspended until further notice. Please contact us via email: 
People affected by Ireland's closed secret adoption system have been participating in online forums for well over a decade and the value of having an internet based support network has been self evident.  Ireland's adoption community is spread far and wide both nationally and internationally and having an online forum brings people together instantly wherever they are in the world. 


Note:  The Adoption Rights Alliance Facebook group is available here 

Tracing Queries
If your query is related to tracing please download our Tracing Handbooks, available here, in which you can usually find the answer to your question.

Adoption Rights
If your query is related to your rights click here to return to Adoption Rights Alliance.

"Adoption Loss is the only trauma in the world where the victims are expected by the whole of society to be grateful" - The Reverend Keith C. Griffith, MBE


“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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