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Important InformationPlease Read BeforeĀ Ordering an Adoption Certificate

How far back do adoption records extend?

Adoption Certificate Records are available in the Republic of Ireland from 1954 onwards. A Northern Ireland Adoption Cert is available from 1931 onwards. Please note that it takes slightly longer to process requests for an Irish Adoption Certificate than it does for what is considered a standard Birth Cert.

How soon after a Birth can I order an official Adoption Cert online?

Only after an adoption has been officially registered in Ireland, can you apply online for an Adoption Cert. These are now printed in A4 format on special security paper and can be used for all forms of Identification i.e. applying for a Passport / Drivers License etc.

Can I request requests for Foreign Adoptions or Inter Country Certificates on this website?

Yes, we accept requests for Foreign Adoptions or Inter Country Adoptions on this website but you will need to include additional information including the country where child was adopted from, the date of the adoption, date of birth of the child etc. Please note the length of time it will take to process the Foreign Adoptions or Inter Country Adoptions Certificates may vary depending on location and complexity of request.

All Certificates issued are what is known as an Original Adoption Birth Certificate and supercedes for legal purposes a persons original Birth Certificate. Therefore, if you were adopted and require a Passport / ID and a Birth Certificate is part of that criteria, an Adoption Certificate should be ordered – this information is kept on a separate database hence why an order for one might take a little longer. If you think one may be required, please order it as soon as possible!

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Adoption Cert

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