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    Information and Records

    The Information & Records Unit is here to assist you with post-adoption information and services. People have many different reasons for contacting us. Some are looking for access to their records, including their original birth certificate. Others may want to join the Contact Preference Register to register a preference for privacy. You may just need information on where to start with this journey of exploration into your past.

    The Birth Information and Tracing Act was passed in July 2022. This means that from July 2022 the Contact Preference Register is open for applications. From October 2022 access to Birth, Care and Early Life Information is available, as well the option to begin a trace for a relative.

    For more information on Birth Information and Tracing Act please visit www.birthinfo.ie

    Contact the Information and Records Unit:

    Telephone: 01 2309300 (option 1)

    Email: records@aai.gov.ie

    Please follow the links below for further information, including how you can join the Contact Preference Register.

     

    INFORMATION FOR AN ADOPTED PERSON

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    You may be thinking about taking the first step towards contact with your family. We welcome any person who was adopted, nursed/boarded out, or illegally registered to seek information concerning their background.

    INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

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    You may be thinking about taking the first step towards contact with your son or daughter. We welcome any contact from birth parents seeking information on their adopted sons or daughters.

    INFORMATION FOR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

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    If you are not a birth parent but you believe a family member was adopted or boarded/nursed out, we would suggest you join the Contact Preference Register. 

     

    CONTACT PREFERENCE REGISTER

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    The Contact Preference Register (CPR) is a statutory register for a people who would like to make their contact preferences known, share or seek information, or lodge an item for a person. 

     

    RECORDS AND INFORMATION

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    From October 2022, applications can be made for records of birth and early life information. 

    Provision of Information 

    We are happy to talk to people on the phone but requests for information must be made in writing and the person making the request must provide identification. No personal information will be provided over the phone.

    We require one of the following forms of identification with a written request:

    Passport

    Drivers Licence or Learner Permit

    Garda Age Card

    Photocopies of your chosen form of identification can be sent by post, or a scanned copy can be emailed to us. Please do not send original documents to us with your requests.

    There may be a number of terms or expressions used in this website which are unfamiliar to you. To assist we have produced a glossary which explains the most frequently used ones. Please click here

    The address for email requests is records@aai.gov.ie

    The address for postal requests is:

    Information & Records Unit

    Adoption Authority

    Shelbourne House

    Shelbourne Road

    Ballsbridge

    D04 H6F6

    Dublin 4

     

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    P.O. Box 9957

    Dublin 4

    Mission Statement

    " To ensure the provision of the highest possible standards of adoption related services, throughout the lifelong adoption process, with the best interests of children as the first and paramount objective."

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