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Written Answers - Adoption Services

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 210.  Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the Adoption Act. [7349/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald The Adoption Act already provides that an individual habitually resident in the State, or a couple married to each other, each of whom is habitually resident in the State, may apply to the Health Service Executive for an assessment of eligibility and suitability to adopt. It is currently not possible for two unmarried persons to jointly adopt a child in Ireland. At present there are no legislative proposals in relation to this matter.


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