Barnardos & Council of Irish Adoption Agencies. (1995). Search & Reunion Series: The Journey - Some Possible Outcomes. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/949
In the past the granting of an adoption order generally meant that contact with the
adoption agency ceased. As more and more people return to agencies seeking information
a new openness has developed and agencies welcome contact from anyone involved in
the original adoption process.
Many people hoping to obtain information concerning their families of origin or to meet
their birth mother/father have questions on the possible outcomes that may arise from
their search. This booklet seeks to offer some information and help in this area. Although
it is written primarily for people who were adopted, fostered or raised in residential care, es
it may also answer some of the queries of birth families and adoptive families who wish to
know more about the subject.
The order in which the list of possible outcomes is presented is not intended to indicate
that any one outcome is more likely than another.
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