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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: 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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2010-08-27: Victims, adoption groups and opposition parties are now demanding a full investigation into all the vaccine trials on children in state care

THE Government was told about secret vaccine trials at least six years ago but has refused to investigate them ever since. Continue reading

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2010-08-23: Adoption Rights Alliance, survivors and politicians calling for inquiry into trials of vaccines

Controversial vaccine trials were carried out in the 1960s and 1970s, on children in the care of the State without proper information being made available or the full consent of their parents or guardians. Continue reading

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2010-08-14: Scandals at home and abroad have shaken board

THE Adoption Board has been at the centre of a number of scandals concerning how domestic and foreign adoptions have been carried out since adoption was made legal in 1952. Continue reading

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Adoption Authority of Ireland, new website

http://www.adoptionboard.ie is now redirected to their new website: http://www.aai.gov.ie/ Adoption in Ireland is regulated by the Adoption Board / Authority which is an independent quasi judicial statutory body appointed by Government. Adoptions in Ireland commenced on the 1st January, 1953 … Continue reading

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RESOLVED (new website) Adoption Board website down, do not access direct links!

http://www.adoptionboard.ie is temporarily down. That is the homepage only. Some direct links still work, but it seems it is the same issue as in: http://irishpinkadoptions.com/2010/03/02/the-adoption-authority-of-irelands-website-under-attack/, then it is not recommended to access them as a malware download could result. Here … Continue reading

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South Africa allows pink adoptions

http://www.adoption.state.gov/country/south%20africa.html Who can adopt: RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: None specified. AGE REQUIREMENTS: The adoptive parent(s) must be over the age of 18. MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS: None. Both married couples and partners in a life partnership (including same-sex partners) can jointly adopt a child … Continue reading

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RESOLVED: The Adoption Authority of Ireland's website under attack

The Adoption Authority of Ireland’s website (http://www.adoptionboard.ie/) seems to have been attacked and is down for maintenance. (Malware) Do not try to log into any of the direct links as it may result in the download of malicious software on … Continue reading

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2009-07-27: Adoption waiting lists to be cut with revamped system

Steps are underway to reduce the often-gruelling waiting times faced by people hoping to adopt a child. People wanting to adopt are facing years of delays in some cases, before their applications and assessments are finalised. Continue reading

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