Adoption

INTRODUCTION OF BILL TO PROVIDE LEGAL CERTAINTY FOR INFORMAL ADOPTIONS

31 January 2019

Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has introduced in the Dáil her Informal Adoptions (Regularisation) Bill 2019, which if passed into law would provide legal certainty following the illegal registration of informal adoptions where a false birth certificate was issued. Introducing the Bill, Deputy Burton said: “Adoption was first introduced to Ireland and regulated … Continue reading Introduction of Bill to Provide Legal Certainty for Informal Adoptions

DUBLIN 15 RESIDENTS TELL THEIR ADOPTION STORIES AT WESTMANSTOWN MEETING

29 September 2015

Tánaiste Joan Burton has suggested that new adoption legislation could be tagged ‘Philomena’s Law’ in honour of the efforts of Philomena Lee to promote the issue. The Dublin West Labour TD made the comment as she addressed a packed public meeting on the new reforms to adoption law in Westmanstown Golf Club last night (Monday … Continue reading DUBLIN 15 RESIDENTS TELL THEIR ADOPTION STORIES AT WESTMANSTOWN MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING IN DUBLIN WEST ON MAJOR NEW ADOPTION REFORM – BURTON

21 September 2015

An information meeting on the new adoption legislation will take place in Westmanstown Golf Club next Monday, 28th September at 8:00pm. The meeting has been organised by Tánaiste Joan Burton, and guest speakers will include Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardo’s Ireland, and Susan Lohan, director of the Adoption Rights Alliance. Speaking in advance of the meeting, … Continue reading PUBLIC MEETING IN DUBLIN WEST ON MAJOR NEW ADOPTION REFORM – BURTON

ADOPTION BILL IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP

27 July 2015

On the publication of the Heads and General Scheme of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015   For many years, adoption in Ireland happened very much in the shadows, with little or no regulation and great secrecy. Children were put up for adoption, often against the will of the mother, usually under the auspices … Continue reading ADOPTION BILL IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP