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How to adopt children?

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How to adopt children? 


Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex 

You are asking how to adopt children and that is a very interesting question.  

We think it is important that you first know that to adopt in Ireland you must be over the age of 21. There are a variety of adoptions types and you can find more information from 

Adoption can be a very complex process as there are multiple steps involved with it. Adoption can therefore bring up some complex feelings and as Ask Alex and Childline are services for children and young people. We wonder if you may wish to speak more about how children are adopted if this is something you are thinking about for a friend or yourself. Have you spoken to someone else about this before?  

You can talk to someone at Childline about this further if you wish. You can reach us by phone on 1800 66 66 66 or our web chat service through is also available daily. You can start a chat by clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen. While we will not tell you what to do, we are here to listen to and support you, and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life. We are here to help you in a way that suits you. 

Thank you for contacting us, 


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