Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
359. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if he will confirm for each of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the number of children adopted by State residents from each of Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States including Russia and from all foreign jurisdictions. [21193/13]
The statistics on intercountry adoption registrations broken down by country are in the table. Registrations from Russia were as follows: 100 in 2009; 80 in 2010; 124 in 2011; and 49 in 2012.
Total number of adoptions recognised between 2009 and 2012, where the adopters were habitually resident in Ireland and held a valid Declaration of Eligibility & Suitability at the time of effecting the adoption. (Section 5, Adoption Act 1991 and Section 57(2)(b)(ii) of the Adoption Act 2010 refers).
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