Written Answers. - Foreign Adoptions.

John McGuinness

Question:

117 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 472 of 7 May 2003, if the board will issue a response without further delay; and the reason the reply has not issued to date. [17293/03]

The Adoption Board is an independent statutory body with responsibility for the administration of the Adoption Acts, 1952 to 1998, including the issuing of declarations of eligibility and suitability to adopt abroad.