Category: Ireland

Philomena star Judi Dench urged to back inquiry into ‘stolen baby’ scandal

Source: Henry McDonald in Dublin The Observer, Saturday 16 November 2013 19.29 GMT Co-star Steve Coogan pledges to do what he can to help campaigners in Ireland as film reignites controversy Philomena is a small film that is defying box-office conventions; the audience keeps on growing while other, bigger titles fade. The emotional story… Read more »

Couples looking to adopt in Russia may lose children

Source: Children’s Minister is urged to change law JEROME REILLY – 20 OCTOBER 2013 LISA and Michael Fennessy returned from Russia with love – for a beautiful baby boy who would make their family complete. But now their planned adoption of 19-month-old Alex from the Arkangel region has been caught in an international legal quagmire,… Read more »

Agreement with US will ‘open door’ in adoption process

Source: 04 SEPTEMBER 2013 PARENTS hoping to adopt children received a welcome boost after the Irish and American governments agreed new arrangements for adoptions between the two countries. The new arrangement opens up the prospect of Irish-based families adopting children from the US. Adoptions into Ireland have dropped dramatically in the last four years, from… Read more »

Ireland: Agreement would allow adoption from USA

Source: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 An agreement to allow Irish couples to adopt from the USA is expected to be signed in Washington today. The Irish Examiner understands that a delegation headed by children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald and Adoption Authority chairman Geoffrey Shannon travelled to Washington at the weekend for the signing of the deal…. Read more »

Family takes case over refusal to recognise daughter’s adoption

Source: 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… Read more »

From 1988 a child trafficking network operated in Jalisco, would have given 240 in illegal adoption

Source: (in Spanish) (informal Google Translation) Tricked for $ 3000, extremely poor mothers signed the transfer of custody of their childrenGreat business that corrupts authorities; Find Foundation estimates there are 500,000 missing Sanjuana Martinez La Jornada Sunday December 16, 2012, p. 15 In return for 3000 pesos, Elisa Chavez Garcia lent her child born a… Read more »

Fresh scandal erupts over Irish children sold to America for adoption

Source: New investigative report reveals how Irish nuns profited from child adoption scheme By: JAMES O’SHEA | Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 7:29 AM | Updated Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 10:19 AM Irish nuns who sent and essentially sold orphans to America during the fifties and sixties benefited by up to $50 million in… Read more »

Irish flock to Florida for child adoption opportunities

Source: Figures highlight huge increase in adoptions from Ireland By: PATRICK COUNIHAN | Published Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:23 AM | Updated Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8:23 AM Childless Irish couples are flocking to the sunshine state of Florida to adopt babies, according to new figures. Statistics released by Ireland’s Minister for Children Frances… Read more »

Mexican adoptions not affected

Source: CAROL COULTER, Legal Affairs Editor Mon, Jan 30, 2012 THERE IS as yet no evidence that uncompleted adoptions from Mexico will be affected by recent events in the country in which 11 Irish couples have been questioned in connection with illegal adoptions, according to the chairman of the Adoption Authority. Geoffrey Shannon told The… Read more »

Fitzgerald challenged on adoptions

Source: The Irish Times – Friday, January 27, 2012 MARIE O’HALLORAN A CLAIM by the Minister for Children viagra there is no evidence that previous adoptions in Mexico by Irish couples are unsafe has been challenged in the Dáil. Frances Fitzgerald referred to the controversy in Mexico where 11 Irish couples had been questioned following… Read more »