Adoptions

Department/Agency

The Adoption Authority of Ireland

Key information

Applications for Irish adoption orders. Adoption orders made by HSE area. Placements by each Adoption Society and by HSE area. Structure of adoptive families. Age of child at date adoption order made and at placement for adoption. Information on natural fathers. Age of adopters at date of adoption order. Analysis of placements and domestic adoption trends. Number of persons on the Register of Foreign Adoptions by sex of child and country of origin. Declarations of eligibility and suitability granted and refused by county. Written adoption information and tracing enquiries. National adoption contact preference register registrations and matches.

Source

Adoption board administrative data.

Scope

All Irish domestic adoptions and intercountry adoptions.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calender year

Start date

2004

Timeliness

Classifications

  • HSE area
    Eastern; Midland; Mid-Western; North-Eastern; North-Western; South-Eastern; Southern; Western.
  • County
    Carlow; Cavan; Clare; Cork; Donegal; Dublin; Galway; Kerry; Kildare; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Limerick; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Meath; Monaghan; Offaly; Roscommon; Sligo; Tipperary; Waterford; Westmeath; Wexford; Wicklow.

Theme

People and Society - Births, Deaths and Marriages

Page Created

2010-11-25

Page Modified

2017-05-17

Keywords

adopt adoption authority birth board domestic father foster intercountry natural mother orders placement placements societies society tracing