Authority refusing to recognise adoptions of Mexican-born children, court hears
The family claim the provisions of the 2010 Adoption Act are incompatible with their constitutional rights
Fri, Apr 26, 2013, 05:18
The Adoption Authority in Ireland has refused to recognise or register more than a dozen Mexican-born children adopted by Irish families, the High Court has heard.
The refusal arises because the children’s placements do not comply with provisions of the international agreement on inter-country adoptions – the Hague Convention on Protection of Children – which became law here when the Adoption Act was formally ratified on November 1st, 2010.
One of the families affected, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has brought proceedings against the Adoption Authority and the State over the refusal to recognise the adoption of their daughter. (more…)