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|Title: ||Report of the Adoption Board 1990|
|Publisher: ||Adoption Authority of Ireland|
|Issue Date: ||11-Nov-2012 |
|Description: ||The Board has the honour to present its thirty-eighth Annual Report for the year
ended 31st December, 1990.
The Board received 660 applications for adoption orders in 1990.
Applications for children being adopted within their natural family increased from 257
in 1989 to 294 in 1990. These cases accounted for 45% of the applications received.
The number of applications for the adoption of children placed by the health boards
and the registered adoption societies continues to decline. The Board received 319 such
applications in 1990 compared with 378 in the previous year.
The Board received a substantial number of queries concerning foreign adoptions,
particularly in relation to the adoption of Romanian children. The upsurge in interest
in the adoption of children from abroad, particularly Romania, is reflected in the
number of applications received by the Board for Irish adoption orders for such
children (36). Twenty-seven of the applications were for Romanian children and nine
were for children from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, India and the Lebanon.
The Board made 648 adoption orders in 1990 compared with 615 in 1989. Family
adoptions accounted for 268 orders, of which 232 orders were made in favour of the
child's natural mother and her husband.
The processing of applications for the adoption of children corning within the scope
of the Adoption Act 1988 again accounted for a considerable portion of the Board's
work. Last year the Board received 13 new applications.
The Board made 17 declarations in favour of foster parents under the Adoption Act,
1988. Nine of the declarations were for children born within marriage.
In 1990 the High Court made orders under the Adoption Act, 1988 authorising the
adoption of seven children. The Board duly made adoption orders for the children
concerned. Five of the children were foundlings, one was born within marriage and
one was born outside marriage.|
HEALTH BOARDS SERVICES
|Appears in Collections: ||Adoption Authority of Ireland|
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