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Written Answers - Adoption Services

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 235.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy Information on Joanna Tuffy Zoom on Joanna Tuffy  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  if there are any plans to allow civil partners adopt and to be considered as joint adoptive parents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3178/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald Under the provisions of the Adoption Act, 2010, the only persons who can jointly adopt are married couples. There are currently no proposals to change the legislation in this regard.


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