Who We Are
Adopt NI is an independent registered charity established in 1989. Our main priority is to support any adult impacted by the lifelong journey of adoption. During 2008 we extended our services, to adults separated from their family of origin through foster or residential care.
We are based in Belfast but work on a regional basis and offer a range of confidential support. We also deal frequently with enquiries from people in Southern Ireland, mainland UK and from other countries like Australia and America; indeed anywhere where people have a link to Northern Ireland.
To change lives by empowering adults in adoption and care.
To provide greater access to information and be the voice for all adults affected by adoption or care.
Be ambassadors for adults affected in any way by adoption or care by;
Being the recognised provider of services for adults in adoption and care
Influencing policy makers
Accessible – enabling and empowering adults in adoption and care
Dedicated – to supporting adults on their emotional journey
Open – integrity and honesty for our clients
Personal – non-judgemental and unique to the needs of each individual
Transparent – clear communication with all of our stakeholders
Adopt NI is funded partially through contracts with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland (DHSSPS NI) and the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board (HSCB), and partially through donations from Charitable Trusts and corporate organisations. We also carry out fundraising activities such as raffles and events.
Ms Karen Scott Harrison – Chairperson
Ciara Scully – Regional Manager
Kathleen McClure – Genealogist
Tim Robson – Treasurer
Allen Mercer – Board Member
Barbara Williams – Board Member
Lesley Delaney – Board Member
Tony Kelly – Board Member