Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (612)

Michael Creed


612. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has met with the Adoption Rights Alliance; the proposals which she will support in respect of amendments to existing adoption legislation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10223/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I have met with the Adoption Rights Alliance. In addition, I have received detailed submissions from the group which outline suggested amendments to the Adoption Act, 2010 and proposals in relation to information and tracing for those affected by adoption.

I am currently examining a number of proposals in relation to amendments to the Adoption Act, 2010. I intend to bring forward any changes to the legislation in conjunction with the draft Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2013, which I propose to bring before the Oireachtas in the coming months.