Welcome to the IAA website. This site provides information and support
to families who are involved in adopting children abroad.
To join the IAA, or for further information please contact
the office on 01 499 2206 or email us.
You are now able to renew your membership online with your credit or Laser card.
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 office of the IAA will be closed for Annual Leave from Monday July 21st – Friday 1st August 2014 inclusive. The office will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday 4th August.
Hold the Date – 8th November – IAA Annual Conference, Carlton Hotel, Dublin Keynote speakers to be announced as confirmed.
Event: Summer Picnic and Family Fun Day (weather permitting) Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.. Venue: Newbridge House and Farm http://www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com/joomla/ Share your picnic, play some games and then visit the farm. Online booking will commence shortly. Contact the office if you have questions.
June 19 - Dental Care for the Adopted Child August 24- Summer Picnic and Family Fun Day October 24 - Medical Aspects of Intercountry Adoption November 8 - IAA Annual 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 […]
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. […]
The IAA fully supports Ireland’s implementation of the Hague Convention and all the protection it affords to children and we recognise that adoption is a service for children and not for prospective adoptive parents.
The Adoption Authority of Ireland decided on 12 June 2012, pursuant to Sections 126 and 127 of the Adoption Act 2010, to grant accreditation to Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency, to carry out the activities outlined in Section 4 (a,b,c,d) of the Adoption Act 2010. On 28 February 2014, pursuant to Article 22 of the […]
Common Fees Pursuant to Section 6(6) of Statutory Instrument 524 of 2010, Adoption Act 2010 (Accredited Bodies) Regulations 2010, the Adoption Authority of Ireland has approved the following Common Programme Fee for adoptions facilitated by Helping Hands Adoption Mediation Agency.
On 1 July 2011, the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) was notified by the Indian National Central Authority (NCA) – known as CARA,that CARA would not be accepting dossiers from Irish applicants either until 30 September 2011 or until further notice. There has been no change to this position for ‘normal category’ cases.