Adoption Authority Ireland
The Adoption Authority of Ireland Shelbourne House Ballsbridge Dublin 4 DO4 H6F6
The Adoption Authority of Ireland is an independent body established on 1 November 2010 under the Adoption Act 2010. The purpose of the Adoption Act 2010 is to improve standards in both domestic and intercountry adoption. Legal adoption was first introduced in Ireland under the 1952 Adoption Act.
The 1952 Act was enacted on 1 January 1953 and the Adoption Board was established under this Act.
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."