About Pact


Pact was originally established in 1952 as the Protestant Adoption Society to provide a domestic adoption service to the Protestant community. In 1978 our work was extended to include a non-denominational counselling service for unmarried pregnant women and in 1985 the adoption and counselling services were incorporated under the name ‘Pact’. In 1997, continuing our tradition of responding to need, we established our inter-country adoption service.


Following the 2010 Adoption Act, Pact now provides an adoption assessment service as allocated by Tusla.  We are an accredited adoption agency under Section 4 (e,f, & g) of the Adoption Act, 2010. We are a national service and employ a panel of ad hoc social workers to undertake assessment work who are regionally based and are able to visit applicants in their own localities. All of Pact’s social workers are accredited by CORU, www.coru.ie, the statutory body with responsibility for the registration of health and social care professionals, and are very experienced in the field of adoption and child welfare.

We accept referrals from applicants of any religious background and, while we are no longer denominational, we are proud to retain our ethos and heritage.

Pact now provides the following services:

  • We undertake assessments/home study reports to determine eligibility and suitability for domestic, inter-country and step parent adoption.
  • We offer a short term pre-adoption foster care service for birth mothers living in Ireland who are considering adoption as an option for their babies.
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