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Consultation

Public Consultation on the Potential Introduction of Open or Semi-Open Adoption in Ireland

From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Open for submissions from: 10 May 2019, 12:00
Closed on: 7 June 2019, 12:00

Summary

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is seeking your opinions to inform a review on the potential introduction of open or semi-open adoption in Ireland.

‘Open adoption’ is most commonly understood to refer to arrangements involving post-adoption contact between members of birth and adoptive families of adopted children under 18. ‘Semi-open adoption’ usually means arrangements for indirect contact such as the sharing of information and or items between members of birth and adoptive families, usually facilitated or mediated by social workers.

By answering this short survey, you will assist the Department in carrying out its review on the potential introduction of open or semi-open adoption in Ireland. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has committed to laying a report based on this review and consultation before the Oireachtas by November 2019.

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