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    • Adoption from Foster Care Study - Participants Needed!
      07 Oct 2019
      Adoption from Foster Care Study - Participants Needed!

      Participants are needed to take part in a study on adoption from foster care in Ireland. The study is looking for people aged 20 - 25 years old, who were adopted by their foster carers at age 16 or 17. 

      While this study is in no way connected to the AAI, the Authority is supportive of new research into the area of adoption in Ireland. The design of this study by TCD PhD candidate Sinéad Whiting has received ethical approval from the relevant research ethics committees at TCD and Tusla.  Should you wish to take part, please contact Sinéad directly.

      Information on how to contact Sinéad to participate may be viewed here

      Further information for participants is available here

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    • Back to School Support Evening for Adoptive Parents
      02 Oct 2019
      Back to School Support Evening for Adoptive Parents

      Places available on Barnardos “Back to School” support evening on Tuesday 8 October 2019

      Click here for further information. 

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    • Research Launch
      12 Sep 2019
      Research Launch

      The Board of the Adoption Authority and the Research Subcommittee are delighted to announce the publication of research which was commissioned by the Authority and carried out by Dr Valerie O’Brien and Dr Sahana Mitra on adoption in Ireland in the period 1952 to 2017.

      Click here for press release. 


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