A Professional and Confidential Caring Service

Welcome to Cúnamh

Cúnamh is an adoption agency accreditated by the Adoption Authority of Ireland to provide the activities outlined in Section 4(k) of the Adoption Act 2010.
Notice 30th May 2018

Cúnamh is aware of the announcement made by Minister Zappone in relation to historic files of St Patrick’s Guild.  We welcome the Independent Review announced by the Minister but can make no further comment until this has taken place.

If anyone who has been a user of Cúnamh's services is concerned about this matter we would ask them to contact us.


Notice 1st March 2018

It is with considerable regret that the Board of Cúnamh has made the decision to close on 31st December 2019.

This is as a result of the proposed Adoption  (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016.  For full details  and information on how this may affect you please see our Services page.

Our website will continue to give information on our post adoption and information and trace services which are provided by professionally qualified social workers. We hope that you will find the information helpful.

If you have any comments please send them by email to info@cunamh.com or if you prefer please download a printable comments/complaints form by clicking here.

Our Vision Mission and Values


To provide information, tracing and referral services and other post-adoption services in a timely manner.


Cúnamh provides a professional, comprehensive, confidential and caring service to all those who may need our help, because of placing a child for adoption, parenthood through adoption or as adopted persons. Cúnamh recognises that the connection to adoption is lifelong.


Cúnamh has adopted the values set out in the following:

1. The Governance Code - A Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.

2. The Institute of Directors - Code of Conduct
3. The Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Workers

These codes reflect the key values of being professional, caring, ethical, trustworthy, accountable and operating to the highest standards of social work practice and corporate governance.


Book Marking 100 Years of Cunamh


All Born Under The One Blue Sky

Irish people share their adoption stories

is a compilation of stories and poems written by Irish people who have been touched in some way by adoption. The writers of this book, which includes birth parents, adopted persons and adoptive parents all have a connection with Cúnamh. Turning the pages of this book will give you, the reader, an oportunity to experience what adoption has meant to these writers and how it has in some way shaped their lives.

You will be touched by the heartfelt emotions of the writers, each sharing with honesty, courage and generousity their own deeply personal and unique experience of adoption. You will come away having a greater awareness of the complexities and challenges that adoption brings but, most of all, you will be reminded of the strength of love, the need to belong, and the great lengths people will go to find inner peace.

All Born Under The One Blue Sky has been published to acknowledge Cúnamh's 100 years in existence and the part the agency has played in the lives of birth parents, adopted persons and adoptive parents.

The book, due to our planned closure in December 2019, is now available free. However if you require it to be sent to you postal charges must be paid  (post and package of €3.10 within Ireland & €6.00 abroad).  If you would like  a copy please contact Cúnamh or order using Paypal. Please mention the book in your PayPal message.   Thank you for your support.


All Born Under the one Blue Sky


30 South Anne Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-677 9664
Fax: +353-1-677 0235
E-mail: info@cunamh.com
Hours of Opening:
Mon to Fri 9am-1pm and 2-5pm

Registered Charity Number: 3074