Angela Palmer, final year PhD student in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, contributed to the Open Policy Debate on the Potential Introduction of Open or Semi-Open Adoption in Ireland held by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on May 13, 2019, which was chaired by Dr. Valerie O'Brien, UCD. A full report of the consultation process was published in early November, 2019. Angela's research, which will be submitted in January 2020, explores the lived experience of adoption from foster care in Ireland from the perspectives of adopted individuals and the policy-making reform process of the 2017 Adoption Act.

 You can read the final report here.