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    The Adoption Authority of Ireland sent a delegation of three representatives to Bulgaria from 19-23 September 2017, to report on the current status of Intercountry Adoption.

    Click here for the report

    Minister Zappone begins child protection mission to NYC and UN, Special Victims Detectives, Child Protection Workers and Health Professionals to share experiences. 

    Fancy a weekend away with pre and post families touched by adoption?
    Saturday 18th – IAA National Conference “Inside Out, Identity in Adoption”
    Sunday 19th - Great Behaviour Breakdown Workshop
    both events at Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport
    Overnight Accommodation Rate (available both Friday and Saturday night)
    Book both events and avail of discounted member rate to IAA Conference


    Great Behaviour Breakdown Workshop – Day after National Conference, 19th November, Dublin



    The IAA is delighted to announce in conjunction with our 2017 National Conference, Zach Gomm, a keynote speaker, will run a Great Behaviour Breakdown workshop on Sunday the 19th (Day after the conference) in the same hotel.     Some of you may have attended a previous GBB workshop in Ireland or even travelled to the UK to benefit from Zach and his team’s expertise.  This is a full day workshop.

    This 1 day training will give you the tool box you need.
    Lying, stealing, defiance, incessant chatter, self harm, hoarding, gorging and sexualised behaviour plus many more problematic and challenging behaviours that parents face will be addressed and you will be provided with a step-by-step guidance.
    Sunday 19th November, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., €50.00 per person, lunch not included.
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  To reserve your place:   www.livelifeandlovehealing.co.uk

    AA National Conference 2017 – 18th November, Dublin
    “Inside Out, Identity in Adoption”
    As previously advertised we have a fabulous line up of speakers, including Zach Gomm, who will talk on identity and other issues in adoption.
    There are various admission rates to attend the conference.  However the IAA in conjunction with GBB, offers all attendees of the GBB workshop the IAA membership ticket rate of €45.00 (a saving of 50%).  Click here to book your ticket. https://iaaireland.net/wordpress/?p=1226


    Accommodation - Stay over and immerse you / or your family in this weekend of education and social networking. Share a drink or dinner with other parents on the Saturday night (informally), or just take time out in your hotel room.   (The IAA has secured discounted overnight accommodation rates at the hotel – Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport:
    ·         €124.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night for Single Occupancy
    ·         €134.00 Bed & Breakfast per room per night for Double / Twin Occupancy
    Book accommodation directly through the hotel and ask for IAA Conference Rate
    Hope to see you there.
    Upcoming Events:
    25th October – “Social Media & Safety Online”,  A talk for Parents with Cybersafe Ireland
    4th November – “The Adopted Child in School” with Sheila Lavery, Tessa NI
    18th November – National Conference “Inside Out – Identity in Adoption”
    Booking for all our events available at www.iaaireland.org
    Trish Connolly
    Programme Manager
    ph: (01) 499 2206
    ph: (087) 675 5185
    fax: (01) 490 3238

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    Click here for more information regarding events.


    Earlier this year the AAI won 'highly recommended document' at the NALA Plain English Awards held at the Law Library in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, click here for more information.


    Request for Quotes for Document Management Specialist / Project Manager - revised RFQ 5 October 2017

    For full details of services required please see here. Quotes must be submitted by close of business on Friday 20th October.

    Quotes can be submitted by post to:

    Justine Barrett
    The Adoption Authority,
    Shelbourne House,
    Shelbourne Road,
    Dublin 4,
    D04 H6F6

    or by e-mail to:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Document Management Specialist / Project Manager' in the subject line.

    Please click here for more information

    Statement by Dr. Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

    Monday 2nd October 2017

    Responding to Anxiety in Childhood with Mr. Peadar Maxwell, Chartered Psychologist

    Page 6 of 8

    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."

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