Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (186)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Question:

186. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of intercountry adoption cases before the High Court as a result of difficulties with adoption recognition pursuant to the provisions of the 1993 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, which was enacted by the previous Government in 2010; the cost to the State by way of outlay, apart from the costs of any applicants which the High Court might order the State to discharge; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14296/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Adoption Authority advises that there are currently seven cases in relating to intercountry adoption before the High Court.

As the Deputy submitted a revised version of her question, which significantly changed the material sought, at a very late date it has not been possible to compile the information in relation to costs. I have requested the information from the Adoption Authority of Ireland will reply directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 187 withdrawn.