Category: Ireland

Scandals at home and abroad have shaken board

Source: By Conall O Fátharta Saturday, August 14, 2010 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. According to its website, the Adoption Board is “responsible for registering and supervising the registered… Read more »

Vietnam law change may allow adoptions to resume

Source: 27 June 2010 By Kieron Wood Adoptions from Vietnam are set to restart from January next year, after Vietnam passed legislation to ensure that its laws comply with the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption. Around 60 per cent of the 400 or so international adoptions in Ireland every year are from Vietnam. However, the… Read more »

New adoption agency to bid for clients in coming weeks

Source: CAROL COULTER Legal Affairs Editor  Date:2010-06-14 A NEW adoption mediation agency will seek to engage with the governments of Vietnam, Bulgaria, India and Mexico concerning adoption when the Adoption Bill is passed in the coming weeks.  The Bill ratifies the Hague Convention on inter-country adoption  The executive director of Arc Adoption, Shane Downer,… Read more »

Adoption agencies to be struck off for ‘wrongdoing’

Source: By Conall O Fátharta Friday, May 21, 2010 ANY adoption agency which engages in illegal practices should be de-registered and if necessary the case referred to An Garda Síochána, the chairman of the Adoption Board has said. The issue of illegal adoptions was raised with Geoffrey Shannon following the Irish Examiner’s investigation into… Read more »

Andrews asks parents to send adoption forms to Russia

Source: The Irish Times – Tuesday, April 13, 2010 MINISTER FOR Children Barry Andrews has called on parents who have adopted children from Russia to provide reports on their welfare to Moscow to remove Ireland from an adoption blacklist. However, he has insisted that the Government is powerless to compel the Irish parents of adopted… Read more »

Russia puts Ireland on its blacklist for adoptions

Source: The Irish Times – Saturday, April 10, 2010 Blacklisting reflects child welfare fears | 10/04/2010 JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs Correspondent SEVERAL HUNDRED Irish couples attempting to adopt children in Russia could be blocked from completing the process following Moscow’s decision to put the Republic on a new “adoption blacklist”. This week, Russian authorities… Read more »

Dans les coulisses de l’adoption internationale. Visite d’une “usine à bébés” au Vietnam

Source: Date: 2010-02-25 South China Morning Post, Hong Kong. Reportage. Des couples viennent du monde entier à Lang Son, au Vietnam, pour adopter des nourrissons. Sans savoir qu’ils ont été vendus par leur mère pour une bouchée de pain. Dans une cahute crasseuse jouxtant l’entrée d’un orphelinat, à l’extrême nord du Vietnam, la mère… Read more »

Charity worker safe after mob’s adoption anger

Source: Independent Irish charity worker Maria O’Donovan with a Haitian orphan in Port-au-Prince. By EDEL KENNEDY Wednesday February 24 2010 AN Irishwoman has spoken of her lucky escape after being accused by an angry mob in Haiti of trying to illegally take orphans out of the country.


Source: Date: 2010-01-16 The Mail reporter who revealed the reason Ireland had to end its adoption agreement with Vietnam returns to the country…and makes another deeply disturbing discovery; SPECIAL REPORT. Byline: by Simon Parry in Vietnam The Mail reporter who revealed the reason Ireland had to end its adoption agreement with Vietnam returns to… Read more »

A new home for baby offered to me for $10,000.

Source:  Date: 2010-01-05  Byline: Simon Parry A VIETNAMESE boy offered by a ‘baby broker’ for $10,000 to an Irish Daily Mail reporter is to begin a new life with a family in Canada within weeks. Hoang, now four months old, had been kept at a ramshackle maternity home which supplies infants for adoption to… Read more »