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Written Answers - Adoption Services

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 457.  Deputy Paschal Donohoe Information on Paschal Donohoe Zoom on Paschal Donohoe  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will outline the process upon which step-parent adoption will be regularised as part of his guidelines regarding surrogacy arrangements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16500/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter Adoption policy is a matter for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

[894]The scope of the Surrogacy Guidance Document I published recently relates to citizenship, parentage, guardianship and travel document issues in relation to children born as a result of surrogacy arrangements entered into outside the State. The Guidance Document provides information to people who intend to enter surrogacy arrangements outside the State on the practical and legal considerations arising under Irish law where the commissioning parents intend to bring the child to live with them in the State.

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