Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (186)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor


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Question No. 187 withdrawn.