Irish Family History Society

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Birth Information and Tracing Act

Were you adopted at birth or as a young child? Are you trying to find out details about your birth? 

A new law, the “Birth Information and Tracing Act”, is now in place to enable people who were adopted, boarded out or the subject of an illegal birth registration to access their birth information, where available, from October 2022.

A “Contact Preference Register” has been established to enable these people, and those connected to them, to register their preference in relation to future contact with relatives.

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