The Adoption Advice Service - Dublin: The First Three Years May 1977 - May 1980
Lefroy, L. (1980). The Adoption Advice Service - Dublin: The First Three Years May 1977 - May 1980. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/780
The Adoption Advice Service, Dublin, started on 3lst May, 1977. The previous week we held a meeting for adoption societies and workers from other agencies involved with single parents and adoption. Carole Smith spoke of the Yorkshire Adoption Advice Service experience and an explanation was given of the service which we planned to offer. The majority of those who attended this were not from adoption societies but were supporters who had been pressing for an independent service. Although a useful exercise in that it gave an opportunity to meet colleagues and give details of the service, it did not fulfil the purpose of taking info our confidence those who may have felt this service would be a threat to their independence.