Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2528, 2529)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

2528. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if Tusla social workers are instructed to inform foster parents who may wish to adopt a child in their care that the category of pre-adoptive care is a legal barrier under the Adoption Act 2010 to them applying to be assessed to adopt their foster child in the best interest of the child. [31749/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Joan Collins

Ceist:

2529. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if foster parents who wish to adopt their foster child are not being given application forms to adopt; and if these forms are only available from Tusla. [31788/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2528 and 2529 together.

As these are operational matters, I have asked Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, to respond directly to the Deputy with the most up-to-date information.