Welcome to the website of MDH Adoption Services. Our aim is to provide services and products for adoptive families, which includes Adoption Parenting, Preparing for the challenges of School, the Language of Adoption and the Adoption Story "Lifebook". We look forward to sharing our experience and cultivating our adoptive parenting together.




Recent Posts

  • Children and Parents Talking Together about Adoption – workshop news

    Workshop facilitators : Ruth Kelly & Mary D. Healy*

    Dates CORK April 13th 2pm-5pm & LIMERICK June 8th 2pm-5pm

    CORK venue Hotel Vienna Woods Glanmire Cork

    LIMERICK venue Diocesan Centre Denmark St Limerick

    In ordinary everyday life there will be many times when children and parents encounter a situation where questions, thoughts or feelings about adoption come to the fore in an unexpected and sometimes even a difficult way.

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  • What is Racism ? An IRISH question.

    How does this question resonate for us, adoptive parents, here in Ireland?

    While reading MareseMcDonagh’s recent article in the Irish Times I was struck by the hard reality of what it can be like to be of colour living in this country.  Our children are mostly small and are with us white parents most of the time.  How about when they are teens and adults ?

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  • Upcoming workshop of interest in Galway

    MDH Adoption Parenting

    For Children (Age 11+) and Parents,

    Talking Together about Adoption

    (A workshop for parents and children with Mary Healy/Ruth Kelly)

    Dear All,
    We wish to inform you that WIAO  (Western Intercountry Adoption Organisation) have organised a workshop for children (age 11+) and parents,  Talking together about adoption, on Saturday 22nd February, 2014 – Galway.  The number of places in the workshop is limited so early booking is advised.

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  • Christmas Cards with a Multi Ethnic Theme

    Its Me Multi Ethnic Cards are delighted to launch our first Christmas Cards.

    How nice for our children to see themselves reflected in the card we use to send wishes to friends and family.  You have a choice of a Snowscene or Carollers

    Check out our Shop for details

    Its Me Cards
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  • Adoption Storybook, a personalised craft kit

    MDH Adoption Parenting now offers a personalised fun craft kit as a tool for telling the Adoption Story to the younger child. While parents work to compile a complete all inclusive truthful adoption story ‘lifebook’ we often worry about how to tell an age appropriate story. By starting with this age appropriate version we can grow the story as the questions come and include the trickier information as our child’s understanding matures.

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