Written answers

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Inter-Country Adoptions

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal South West, Sinn Fein)
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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]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Children; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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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).

Country2009201020112012
Belarus0000
Cambodia0300
China10961
Colombia1000
Ethiopia21754232
India00010
Kazakhstan7140
Mexico161031
Peru1000
Philippines0010
Romania0000
Russia1008012449
South Africa0000
Taiwan2113
Thailand6202
Ukraine2200
United States of America47719
Uzbekistan1000
Vietnam1361000
Total307200188117

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