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Support resources

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in these resources, there are details of organisations that offer independent advice and support here.

Research Guides


Guide to the Magdalene restorative justice scheme (produced by Justice for Magdalenes)

Research Guides for survivors and relatives (produced by Justice for Magdalenes)

Guide to obtaining personal data for adopted people (produced by the Adoption Rights Alliance)



Facebook Groups


Adoption Rights Alliance: Peer support group with over 2,000 adopted people, natural parents and others affected by adoption. The group is confidential and membership is vetted before access is granted.  

Justice for Magdalenes Research: Public Facebook page


Helplines/supports based in Ireland

Helplines/supports based in the UK

International list of helplines/supports

General resources

General resources for wellbeing & stress management

Response toolkit for stress

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