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Report of the Adoption Board 1991
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|Title: ||Report of the Adoption Board 1991|
|Publisher: ||Adoption Authority of Ireland|
|Issue Date: ||1991 |
|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
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
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.|
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