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Written Answers - Foreign Adoptions

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 237.  Deputy Charlie McConalogue Information on Charlie McConalogue Zoom on Charlie McConalogue  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  the position regarding Irish citizens adopting children from Florida, USA; the progress that was made during the most recent visit by Irish officials to Florida to hold meetings on the issue; when it is likely that Irish citizens will be able to undertake adoptions from the State of Florida; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3140/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald Following a request to the US Central Authority a delegation from the AAI travelled to Washington on 17th November 2011 to meet with representatives of the State Department (the Central Authority for the USA under the Hague Convention) to discuss certain issues which have arisen concerning adoptions from Florida. The AAI inform me that these discussions are ongoing and will be addressed in the context of an administrative arrangement, or equivalent arrangements, under section 72 of the Adoption Act 2010.


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