What is Adoption?
Adopting a child
In Ireland Adoption is a service for children. This service is delivered through the Child and Family Agency, Tusla and is regulated by the Adoption Authority of Ireland. Adoption means the transfer of parental rights and duties for a child from birth parents to adoptive parent/s on a permanent basis. Adoption is therefore a permanent legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child. The child has the same legal rights, as if they were born to the adoptive family.
Adoption is a service for children; it is the process whereby a child becomes a member of a new family. Adoption creates a permanent, legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child.
Adoption is the states is underpinned by the
- Adoption Act 2010
- Adoption Amendment Act 2017
- Children and Family Relationship Act 2015
- Child Care Act 1991
- Child in care regulations 1995
- Foster care standards 2003
Watch the video below of a young man telling his story of his adoption and what it has meant for him and his family.