“Inside Out, Identity in Adoption” 18th November 2017, National Conference, Dublin. The International Adoption Association (IAA) Ireland.

October 24, 2017



Adolescence is a time in a person’s life marked by many changes. Making sense of the developing self -identity is complex and multi-layered and the socialization practices of the adoptive family influences the adoptee's development.


Learn more on this topic and meet others in our Community by attending the IAA National Conference on 18th November –

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Who am I? Where do I belong?
Join us for a day of presentations and conversations on Identity in Adoption in a changing Ireland.


Keynote speakers: 

  • Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Chair, Adoption Authority of Ireland

  • Mr. Zach Gomm, The Great Behaviour Breakdown

  • Mr. Enda Murphy, Psychotherapist & Broadcasting Columnist RTE Radio 1

  • Ms. Sharon O’Driscoll & Ms. Mary Healy, Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency

  • Ms. Noelle Brown, Playwright & Actor

  • Ms. Nessa Muller, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist


Conversations with a Mexican born Birth Mum who is also an intercountry adoptee. Brothers; an adult adoptee born in Romania and a long-term foster son.

Conversations facilitated by Ruth Kelly, Senior Practitioner, Social Work, Tusla


A short adoption documentary on the Inside Out of Adoption


Venue: Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport (www.carltondublinairport.com) 
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration: 9:30 a.m.


Conference Price:

Members & Their Extended Family: €45 or €75 for 2
Non-Members: €90 per person; Students: €30 
Admission includes Lunch

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