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PUBLIC STATEMENT REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF
CLARECARE ADOPTION SERVICES
We regret to announce that Clarecare Adoption Services closed on 31st October 2017.
Clarecare held the files for St. Catherine’s Adoption Society and provided services to birth relatives and adoptive families since 1974.
The decision was forced upon Clarecare for two reasons.
The first relates to proposed legislation changes in Adoption I & T which will invest all future legal rights and responsibilities for all I&T services solely in TUSLA Child & Family Agency. Accredited adoption bodies like Clarecare will no longer be legally allowed to provide I & T services.
The second reason relates to funding. Clarecare could no longer afford to continue to heavily subsidise Adoption services, both Information & Tracing and post-adoption support. All efforts up to that date to secure funding failed.
All Adoption records and files have been transferred to TUSLA Child & Family Agency for safeguarding and storage.
UPDATE: October 2019
Any enquiries regarding St. Catherine’s Adoption Society records please contact: