The Board of the Adoption Authority convened a Research sub-committee in 2016. The committee includes Dr Helen Buckley, Chair, Anne O'Flaherty, Psychologist, Prof. Gordon Harold, University of Sussex, Celia Loftus, Principal Social Worker. Emeritus Professor Shelia Greene formerly of the Children's Research Centre, TCD has recently joined the sub-committee. The subcommittee has tendered for an audit of all Irish research and this report will be completed in early 2018
In 2015 the Adoption Authority collaborated with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to carry out a survey of Irish GPs in relation to children from abroad who had been adopted into Irish families. The study is part of a mapping of the services that exist to support children who have been adopted into Ireland.
To read the report on the study click here.