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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247251
Title:
Report of the Adoption Board 1987
Authors:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Publisher:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Issue Date:
1987
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247251
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Board received 721 applications for adoption orders in 1987. This is the lowest number of applications received in a single year since 1960. The figure reflects the continuing decline in the number of children being given up for adoption. There was a sharp reduction in the number of applications received in respect of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards. In 1987 the Board received 449 such applications compared with 554 in the previous year. There was a slight reduction in the number of applications for family adoptions from 262 in 1986 to 255 in 1987, although these cases accounted for more than one third (35%) of all applications received. The Board made fewer adoption orders in 1987 than in any of the previous 24 years, an inevitable consequence of the steady decline in the number of children being placed for adoption in recent years. Of the 715 orders made by the Board, 190 (27 %) were in respect of family adoptions. In 159 of these cases the adopters were the child 's natural mother and her husband. It is worth recording that there has been a marked increase in the number of applications giving rise to legal problems, particularly in relation to eligibility. In 1987 the Board made adoption orders for 19 extra-marital children and in favour of 7 couples where one or both partners had a previous marriage dissolved.
Keywords:
ADOPTION; STATISTICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T21:06:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T21:06:44Z-
dc.date.issued1987-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247251-
dc.descriptionThe Board received 721 applications for adoption orders in 1987. This is the lowest number of applications received in a single year since 1960. The figure reflects the continuing decline in the number of children being given up for adoption. There was a sharp reduction in the number of applications received in respect of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards. In 1987 the Board received 449 such applications compared with 554 in the previous year. There was a slight reduction in the number of applications for family adoptions from 262 in 1986 to 255 in 1987, although these cases accounted for more than one third (35%) of all applications received. The Board made fewer adoption orders in 1987 than in any of the previous 24 years, an inevitable consequence of the steady decline in the number of children being placed for adoption in recent years. Of the 715 orders made by the Board, 190 (27 %) were in respect of family adoptions. In 159 of these cases the adopters were the child 's natural mother and her husband. It is worth recording that there has been a marked increase in the number of applications giving rise to legal problems, particularly in relation to eligibility. In 1987 the Board made adoption orders for 19 extra-marital children and in favour of 7 couples where one or both partners had a previous marriage dissolved.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectADOPTIONen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICSen_GB
dc.titleReport of the Adoption Board 1987en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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