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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247274
Title:
Report of the Adoption Board 1989
Authors:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Publisher:
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Issue Date:
1989
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247274
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Board received 657 applications for adoption orders in 1989. Applications for the adoption of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards fell from 417 in 1988 to 378 last year. There was also a reduction in the number of applications for children being adopted within their natural family, although these cases again accounted for 40% of applications received. Last year the Board received 257 such applications compared with 279 in the previous year. The Board made 615 adoption orders in 1989. This is the lowest number of orders made in a single year since 1961 and reflects the steady decline in the number of children placed for adoption in recent years . Family adoptions accounted for over one third of the orders made. In 188 of these cases the adopters were the child's natural mother and her husband. A considerable proportion of the Board's work in 1989 was given to the processing of applications for the adoption of children coming within the scope of the Adoption Act 1988. The Board received 24 such applications in 1989. It also re-activated four applications on which it had earlier adjourned a decision. Last year the Board made nine declarations in favour of foster parents under the 1988 Act. Five of the declarations were for foundlings and four were for children born within marriage. In 1989 the High Court made three orders under the 1988 Act authorising the adoption of three children born within marriage. The Board duly made adoption orders for the three children concerned. In none of these cases did the natural parents oppose the application. Further information on applications dealt with under the 1988 Act is given on page 7 of this report. The Board is perturbed about the number of natural mothers placing children for adoption directly with couples who are not members of the extended family. Such placements are known as private adoptions. Last year the Board received 22 applications for adoption orders for children placed in this manner.
Keywords:
ADOPTION; STATISTICS
Series/Report no.:
Pl 7172

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T21:40:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T21:40:52Z-
dc.date.issued1989-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247274-
dc.descriptionThe Board received 657 applications for adoption orders in 1989. Applications for the adoption of children placed by the registered adoption societies and the health boards fell from 417 in 1988 to 378 last year. There was also a reduction in the number of applications for children being adopted within their natural family, although these cases again accounted for 40% of applications received. Last year the Board received 257 such applications compared with 279 in the previous year. The Board made 615 adoption orders in 1989. This is the lowest number of orders made in a single year since 1961 and reflects the steady decline in the number of children placed for adoption in recent years . Family adoptions accounted for over one third of the orders made. In 188 of these cases the adopters were the child's natural mother and her husband. A considerable proportion of the Board's work in 1989 was given to the processing of applications for the adoption of children coming within the scope of the Adoption Act 1988. The Board received 24 such applications in 1989. It also re-activated four applications on which it had earlier adjourned a decision. Last year the Board made nine declarations in favour of foster parents under the 1988 Act. Five of the declarations were for foundlings and four were for children born within marriage. In 1989 the High Court made three orders under the 1988 Act authorising the adoption of three children born within marriage. The Board duly made adoption orders for the three children concerned. In none of these cases did the natural parents oppose the application. Further information on applications dealt with under the 1988 Act is given on page 7 of this report. The Board is perturbed about the number of natural mothers placing children for adoption directly with couples who are not members of the extended family. Such placements are known as private adoptions. Last year the Board received 22 applications for adoption orders for children placed in this manner.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAdoption Authority of Irelanden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPl 7172en_GB
dc.subjectADOPTIONen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICSen_GB
dc.titleReport of the Adoption Board 1989en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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