Category Archives: Adoption process

2010-09-21: South African and Bulgarian adoption stories on RTE1 "Four Live", 4pm

Given that South Africa will be one of the few options for pink families, it will be interesting to watch the interview of a couple who successfully adopted from South Africa. Continue reading

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Country information – what is what?

As we have seen, with Hague coming, things have changed, and relationships with “sending” countries are changing too. Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows To add a bit of clarity, we have collated the various sources of information … Continue reading

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Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows

You have heard that everything will change with Ireland finally ratifying the Hague Agreement. How so? Based on the idea that intercountry adoption can be achieved in two ways: through the Door or through the Window, let’s try to explain … Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish Pink Adoptions on RTE1 Radio, 9am

Because of the recent announcement about adoption being soon open for South-Africa, Bulgaria, and Thailand, LGBT adopters can celebrate, as South-Africa is themost likely country of origin for us, and it allows LGBT applicants. Continue reading

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2010-09-13: More foreign adoptions likely with new country agreements (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Brian O’Callaghan, International Adoption Association, says that negotiations have begun between Ireland and Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand for adoptions Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish couples may adopt from three new countries (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Irish couples will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act. Continue reading

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2010-09-01: Launch of Arc Adoption, have your say

Arc Adoption has already been approved in principle by the Adoption Board of Ireland, and looks forward to completing their accreditation once the Adoption Authority of Ireland is established, before the end of 2010. Continue reading

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2010-08-23: Coronation Street – Becky is turned down for Adoption

Steve and Becky’s adoption application had been turned down. They think it is because she lied about smoking, it turns out that some of their references had gone against them. Continue reading

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FAQ – How can adoption professionals help LGBT applicants?

Exploring fundamental contents

Emergence, development and current status of sexual orientation
Current experience of homosexuality and homophobia
Sources of support
Thoughts on gay adoption
Attitudes homoparental adoption by the boy or girl
Homophobia expressed reactions to the child or the child
Gender identity adoptees Continue reading

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