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Links to the Hague status
Link to local Adoption Authority
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Link to local Adoption Agencies
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Other useful links
Irish-Mexican group An Adoption Support Group.
Updates are usually taken from the AAI’s website.
The information will also be updated based on the comments received.
Just in case, check the What’s new page of the AAI.
Adoption Board Advisory
An Bord Uchtala wishes to advise those seeking to adopt from Mexico and from the State of Florida in the USA of the following:
That no child should be placed with applicants prior to the Adoption Board granting those applicants a Declaration of Eligibility and Suitability to adopt under Section(1)(iii)(II) of the Adoption Act, 1991. That a child must not be placed for adoption until it has attained the age of six weeks and not earlier than three months before the application for adoption.
That no payments should be made by an applicant until the child is placed for adoption.
That you should not make any payments which would contravene Section 42 of the Adoption Act,1952 which states:
(1) An adopter, parent or guardian of a child shall not receive or agree to receive any payment or other reward in consideration of the adoption of the child under this Act.
(2) No person shall make or give or agree to make or give any payment or reward the receipt of which is prohibited by subsection (1).
(3) ( a ) A person who makes arrangements for the adoption of a child shall not receive, make or give any payment or other reward in consideration of the making of the arrangements or agree to do so.
( b ) This subsection does not apply to—
(i) payments made for the maintenance of the child;
(ii) solicitors’ remuneration for professional services.
Intercountry adoptions which are in breach of these statutory provisions may not be eligible for an entry in the Register of Foreign Adoptions. In such cases the applicant(s) may have to apply to the High Court for a direction to have the adoption entered in the Register, which the High Court may or may not grant. This may involve considerable expense on the part of the applicants. Failure to have a child’s adoption entered in the Register will result in the child not being recognised as an Irish citizen with all the attendant consequences.