Doors opening for new adoptions

New official ties will allow children to be brought from Haiti, China and US.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th August, 2014

The number of inter-country adoptions remains low, but the new chief of the Adoption Authority believes the opening up of Haiti to inter-country adoption and new ties with China and the United States will result in adoptions for many more Irish couples.

In 2008, 422 children were adopted from abroad in Ireland; last year it was 72. Just 17 inter-country adoptions have been registered to date this year.

Additionally, there were 26 children referred from countries of origin to...

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