Welcome to the IAA website. This site provides information and support
to families who are involved in adopting children abroad.
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IAA are committed to providing information and support to families who are engaged in intercountry adoption. This page is being updated, and will provide initial answers to some frequently asked questions.
The IAA Annual Conference was a wonderful day out for all who attended no matter what stage of the journey of adoption.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during the Parents Panel and more tears – but of laughter – during the Adoptees Panel. Not to mention the vast knowledge of information shared during the presentations on medical issues, information and tracing, and country specific programme updates. Visit us on Facebook for photos of the conference.
*** The calendar of events for 2014 is updated as events are scheduled. Please check back regularly for updates. Events are open to non-members but at an additional charge.
The proposed Private Members Bill on Adoption (Identity and Information) Bill 2014 was debated in the Seanad 19/11/14. The IAA is actively working to ensure that the provision and operation of such a future service will be available to all intercountry adopted children in Ireland.
click here to see the IAA’s interview in the Irish Times http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/adoption-body-sees-glimmers-of-hope-for-prospective-parents-1.1980486?page=2
Expressions of interest are invited from Accredited Bodies based in Ireland, who are accredited to carry out the functions outlined in Section 4(a),(b),(c) and (d) of the Adoption Act 2010 and who would be interested in submitting proposals to facilitate intercountry adoptions from the following countries –
The Adoption Authority is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Patricia Carey as the Chief Executive of the Authority. Ms Carey has taken up this statutory appointment as a result of an open public competition conducted by the Public Appointments Service.
The Adoption Authority has been informed that Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency (HHAMA) has been accredited to work in India by CARA, the Indian National Central Authority. Accreditation is for facilitating the adoption of children under CARA’s ‘Special Needs Programme’. Full notice may be read here: http://www.aai.gov.ie/attachments/article/32/Notice%20-%20India%2015Jul2014.pdf The Adoption Authority of Ireland will continue to […]
After a cabinet re-schuffle James Reilly T.D. has replaced Charlie Flanagan T.D. as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (a two month post).
The Adoption Authority of Ireland has issued statistics for January to June 2014. Please click here to read the Notice. http://www.aai.gov.ie/attachments/article/32/Notice%20-%202014%20Stats%20Jan-Jun.pdf
Click here for the Webcast of the hearing of the Committee: http://www.oireachtas.ie/ViewDoc.asp?DocId=-1&CatID=127&m=o Click here to view the IAA’s submission: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/oireachtasbusiness/committees_list/health-and-children/submissionsandpresentations/
The topic of intercountry adoption was discussed on Primetime on 29th May. Click here to view http://www.rte.ie/news/player/prime-time/2014/0529/
The IAA congratulates Charlie Flanagan on his new appointment as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and looks forward to meeting with the Minister imminently to discuss matters of concern for our Community. The IAA wishes Frances Fitzgerald well in her new role as Minister for Justice and Equality.
Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs) proposing to adopt in the Russian Federation are reminded that Declarations of Eligibility and Suitability issued pursuant to Section 63A of the Adoption Act 2010 (as amended) are only valid until 31 October 2014. The Authority estimated that approximately 23 couples/individuals would be entitled to avail of the amendment but only […]
Declarations Granted (ICA) 31 Declaration Average Processing Time 4 weeks Extensions Granted (ICA) 23 Article 17 Agreements issued 2 Entries in the RICA** (IRL) 7 Entries in the RICA** (Non-IRL Res) 15 ICA Applicants Average Age (M) 43 yrs ICA Applicants Average Age (F) 43 yrs *National Adoption Contact Preference Register **Register of Intercountry Adoptions […]
Advisory Notice of 25 April 2013 also refers) Prospective adoptive parents proposing to adopt from the USA are advised that Child Reports, referred to the AAI by US Adoption Service Providers (ASP) pursuant to Article 16 of the 1993 Convention on Protection of Children and Co-Operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption will be considered by […]
The Adoption Authority of Ireland has been informed by the Thai Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW) that presently the number of children who are available for adoption is still less than the number of adoption applications submitted to Thailand. There are approx. 243 foreign adoption applications in the waiting list of the […]
Correspondence from the Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), 13th January 2014 – ‘The ICAB reviewed the policy on the conditional moratorium and has made its projected/allocation for this year. The basis for the 2014 allocation are the actual number of children cleared for intercountry adoption for 2013, number of approved prospective adoptive parents and child placement. […]