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We will work to achieve excellence in adoption and adoption related services, with the best interest of children as our primary consideration.



The Adoption Authority of Ireland
Shelbourne House
Dublin 4
DO4 H6F6


Opening Hours

9.30am – 4.30pm
The Adoption Authority has no public office.  Attendance is by appointment only.  Please telephone or email the relevant office to make an appointment.


Main Telephone Number + 353 1 2309 300. You will be directed to press a number which corresponds to each of the units in the Authority:

1 Corporate Services & Accreditation

2 Domestic Adoption Unit

3 Intercountry Adoption Unit

4 Information & Tracing Unit

5 Duty Social Worker

6 Social Work Team

7 All other queries

If you know the extension of the person you wish to speak to please dial +353 1 2309 and the extension number

Duty Social Worker

To speak to a duty social worker  + 353 1 2309 306

National Adoption Contact Preference Register

Freephone Number + 353 1800 309 300

Published: Friday, 08 January 2016 11:51
Last Updated: Thursday, 20 July 2017 12:12