Helping people separated by adoption to reconnect

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Inspired by personal experience to empower and support others

About Linda

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Linda Mulligan is an experienced independent researcher, specialising in tracing people affected by Irish adoption or family separation.

Linda has personal experience of adoption in Ireland and the journey has inspired a passion to empower and support others with their personal set of circumstances on their journey.

Linda has successfully reunited families affected by adoption enriching their lives through connection. With focus and meticulous attention to detail, no stone will be left unturned. Along with her compassionate and empathetic approach, all parties feel guided and supported throughout the process.

Having graduated with a Diploma in Irish Family History, Linda has applied the research and tracing skills learned ensuring each case is handled with diligence and professionalism.

Through the Mediation Foundation of Ireland, Linda is a qualified mediator and acts as an intermediary between the searching party and the party being traced.

Drawing from her career as an executive trainer in core competencies such as, attitude, motivation, communication skills, negotiation skills, strategic thinking & planning; Linda has a broad range of skill sets to draw upon in the research and tracing process.


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Privacy is our core value and is the forefront of everything we do. We do not sell, trade or otherwise share to outside parties your personally identifiable information. The email address and contact details you provide will only be used to send you updates or information relating to your enquiry or case. By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Every person has the right to their identity and every person has the right to privacy. Adoption and family lost through separation in Ireland is complex and complicated. We guarantee a professional service with absolute client confidentiality, care and discretion.

All parties can be assured their privacy will be respected. Making contact with family found can be rewarding and clients continue to forge lasting relationships. However, it is important for clients to understand that there can be no guarantee of success. The process can be emotionally overwhelming and not everyone wants to be found. People being traced may be unwilling or unable to accept contact and outcomes are unique to each case. We are respectful of the rights of privacy to all parties involved, to our clients and to the people we trace. By the same token making contact with family found can inspire humanity and enrich lives.

Privacy is our core value and is the forefront of everything we do