Order an Adoption Certificate

NB: Accurate information is essential. A Government adoption certificate can be obtained from 1934.

Please fill out this form as accurately as possible. All certs must be registered to apply online. Any additional copies of certs ordered at the time of the first sale will have a charge of €35.

Adoption Certificates

Details for the Cert

Place of Birth:* (Address / Town / Hospital) - Please give as much information as possible.
Date of Birth:*(Required)

Postal details for Cert

Address Details

Your Order

(€ 35 per copy)
Payment Method


Adoption Certificates are available from 1954 for adoptions that took place in Ireland only. Once the civil requirements have been met, for official purposes an adoption certificate is now the legal document and replaces any previous birth registration.

We cannot accept requests for Foreign Adoptions or Inter Country Adoptions on this website. If you require a Foreign Adoption Certificate, please contact 000 353 1 2309037 for further information. Please note that it takes slightly longer to process requests for Irish Adoption Certificates than it does for standard Birth Certificates.

Once an adoptionhas been officially registered, you can then apply online from that day onwards for any additional certificates that you may require.