Closure of Cúnamh (formerly CPRSI) Adoption Agency

Cúnamh, formerly the Catholic Protection & Rescue Society of Ireland (CPRSI) will close on the 20th December 2019, doing so with considerable regret because proposed legislation, once enacted, will vest all future rights and responsibilities for information and trace service solely in State Agencies.

Cúnamh files were transferred to the Adoption Authority of Ireland in mid-December 2019. These files include open information and trace cases and a waiting list for those requesting an information and tracing service.

It is the intention of the Adoption Authority to provide a service to anyone whose information was held by Cúnamh. The Authority will do so as soon as relevant procedures are in place. The Authority hopes to be in a position to contact persons whose cases are open and those on the waiting list in early 2020. New enquiries can be made directly to the Adoption Authority.

Contact details for the Adoption Authority are as follows:

Adoption Authority of Ireland
Shelbourne House
Shelbourne Road,
Dublin 4
D04 H6F6

Phone (from Ireland): 01 230 9300

Phone (from outside Ireland): +353 1 230 9300


Web site:

Cúnamh would like to wish the users of our service, past and present, all the very best for the future.