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    Adoption Orders and Hearings

    ADOPTION ORDERS

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    The Board of the Adoption Authority may grant or refuse to grant applications for adoption orders in relation to Irish adoptions.

    ADOPTION HEARINGS

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     Rules for hearings on adoption applications are explained here. 

    INFOR FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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    The Adoption Authority of Ireland is responsible for deciding on all adoptions in Ireland and for making adoption orders.

    Mission Statement

    " To ensure the provision of the highest possible standards of adoption related services, throughout the lifelong adoption process, with the best interests of children as the first and paramount objective."