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08 Sep 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that Ireland’s current foreign adoption system permits ‘development aid’ to be paid by prospective parents to authorities in a child’s country of origin. This was reviewed by an...
04 Aug 2014
‘Prague Post’ reports that the Czech Ombudsman Anna Šabatová believes the country’s laws should not prevent child adoption by registered homosexual couples adding that the impossibility for such couples to adopt children goes counter to...
15 Jul 2014
‘The Local’ reports that bureaucracy in Italy left 1,900 children waiting to be adopted, despite having more than 31,000 couples on the waiting list – according to the report of Gruppo CRC. 59% of these children are living in...
08 Jul 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that thousands of Irish people “must have been” illegally adopted, with many taken out of the country, the Adoption Authority has admitted. Illegal adoptions arise in different ways, but one of the...
30 Jun 2014
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that politicians are putting pressure on the Adoption Authority for the sharp decline of children available for inter-country adoption – since Ireland’s signing of the Hague Convention in 2010....
16 Jun 2014
‘Greek Reporter’ reports that a Roma woman from Romania is held in custody after authorities have noticed she was begging with a little blond boy with blue eyes, approximately one and half years old. A preliminary investigation is...
02 Jun 2014
‘The Local’ reports that judges in Versailles refused a request this week by a lesbian woman to adopt the 4-year-old child of her partner, that was conceived through artificial insemination. The court argued that going abroad for...
16 May 2014
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that Russia has begun applying its international adoption laws to recently annexed Crimea. The adoption of children from Crimea by foreigners has been suspended for at least a year. Crimean orphans are being...
13 May 2014
‘The Irish Post’ reports that adoption rights organizations are arguing that the new Irish Minister for Justice must work to help victims of forced adoption. The Adoption Rights Alliance co-founder Susan Lohan said that the organization...
18 Feb 2014
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that the Russian government has passed legislation that bans the adoption of Russian children by an unmarried person in countries that recognize same-sex marriage. Russia’s government claims that it has...

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