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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247255
Title:
Report of the Adoption Board 1991
Authors:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Publisher:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Issue Date:
1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247255
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Board received 646 applications for adoption orders in 1991. Applications for children being adopted within their natural family decreased from 294 in 1990 to 273 in 1991. These cases accounted for 42.26% of the applications received. There was a departure from the trend of continuing decline in the number of applications for the adoption of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards. In the year under review these amounted to a total of 331 applications, compared with 319 in the previous year. The Board made 590 adoption orders in 1991 compared with 648 in 1990. Family adoptions accounted for 257 orders, of which 222 orders were made in favour of the child's natural mother and her husband. The processing of applications for the adoption of children coming within the scope of the Adoption Act 1988 continues to account for a considerable portion of the Board's work. The Board received 18 new applications in the year under review. The Board made 12 declarations in favour of prospective adopters under the Adoption Act, 1988. Six of the declarations were for children born within marriage. In 1991 the High Court made orders under the Adoption Act, 1988 authorising the adoption of six children and in the course of the year the Board made adoption orders in respect of four of these children. One child was a foundling and three were born within marriage. It remains the position that in each case which has come before the High Court since the Adoption Act, 1988 came into operation, the application was sponsored by the relevant health board on behalf of the prospective adopters.
Keywords:
ADOPTION; STATISTICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T22:02:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T22:02:50Z-
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247255-
dc.descriptionThe Board received 646 applications for adoption orders in 1991. Applications for children being adopted within their natural family decreased from 294 in 1990 to 273 in 1991. These cases accounted for 42.26% of the applications received. There was a departure from the trend of continuing decline in the number of applications for the adoption of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards. In the year under review these amounted to a total of 331 applications, compared with 319 in the previous year. The Board made 590 adoption orders in 1991 compared with 648 in 1990. Family adoptions accounted for 257 orders, of which 222 orders were made in favour of the child's natural mother and her husband. The processing of applications for the adoption of children coming within the scope of the Adoption Act 1988 continues to account for a considerable portion of the Board's work. The Board received 18 new applications in the year under review. The Board made 12 declarations in favour of prospective adopters under the Adoption Act, 1988. Six of the declarations were for children born within marriage. In 1991 the High Court made orders under the Adoption Act, 1988 authorising the adoption of six children and in the course of the year the Board made adoption orders in respect of four of these children. One child was a foundling and three were born within marriage. It remains the position that in each case which has come before the High Court since the Adoption Act, 1988 came into operation, the application was sponsored by the relevant health board on behalf of the prospective adopters.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectADOPTIONen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICSen_GB
dc.titleReport of the Adoption Board 1991en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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