Search & Reunion Series: The Journey - First Steps

Citation
Barnardos & Council of Irish Adoption Agencies. (1995). Search & Reunion Series: The Journey - First Steps. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/942
Abstract
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. Many people who hope to obtain information concerning their families of origin or who wish to meet their birth parents, have questions about where to begin. This booklet aims to offer some information and help in this area. Although it is written primarily for the person who was adopted, fostered or raised in residential care, it may also answer some of the queries raised by birth families and/or adoptive families.