Search & Reunion Series: The Journey - Search Phases & Who Should I Tell?
Council of Irish Adoption Agencies
Barnardos & Council of Irish Adoption Agencies. (1995). Search & Reunion Series: The Journey - Search Phases & Who Should I Tell? https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/943
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 adoptive process. The decision to search for your family of origin will not have been taken lightly. You may pass through a number of different phases during your search journey. These phases will not necessarily fall into any order and they can repeat themselves. The phases outlined in this leaflet draw on the experiences of others. You may find some similarity with your own experiences. However, some people find the journey straight forward.