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Report of the Adoption Board 1987
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|Title: ||Report of the Adoption Board 1987|
|Publisher: ||Adoption Authority of Ireland|
|Issue Date: ||1987 |
|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
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
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
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