Tag Archives: Bulgaria

2010-09-20: Bulgaria institutions for mentally disabled children under par

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee announces the results of the inspections carried out in the country’s institutions for mentally disabled children.
Hundreds of child deaths, avoidable but never investigated, a large proportion of which caused by malnutrition. The current state of the social institutions for children reveals malnutrition, violence, physical and chemical restraint. 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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2010-09-14: Sarkozy receives slap on wrist from EU commission over his targetting of Romas, and duplicity

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding rebuked the French government over a leaked memo which ‘openly contradicted’ assurances given by two ministers to the Commission that specific ethnic groups had not been targeted in France. (Mostly for political gain with the extreme-right electorate) 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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2010-08-06: Sarkozy under fire over sharp anti-Roma rhetoric

Controversial vow to crack down on Gypsy criminals has brought the subject of Roma rights back into sharp focus across Europe, and has tensed relationships with Bulgaria and Romania. Continue reading

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