Adoption Law and Practice
Author : Kerry O'Halloran
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 01/1/2011
This book addresses the modern law relating to adoption. It comes at a time of fundamental change in adoption practice as, increasingly, Irish couples look outside the jurisdiction for the child that will make their family complete.
* Examines and explains the new regulatory framework and the law now governing domestic and intercountry adoption.
* Provides a guide to the changes outlined in the Adoption Bill 2008 which also consolidates the provisions of seven previous statutes and incorporates the Hague Convention into Irish statute law.
* Considers the responsibilities of the new Adoption Authority, and the roles of other administrative and legal bodies.
* Sets out the adoption process, explaining the complexities of intercountry adoption, giving consideration to the interface between adoption and children in care and dealing with the rights of the parties involved.
Contents: Part 1 ? Adoption and the law; Part 2 ? The regulatory framework; Part 3 ? The adoption process; Part 4 ? Post adoption services; Part 5 ? Adoption outcomes; Appendices.
Kerry O?Halloran, an academic lawyer, has written several books on adoption law, currently serves on the Northern Trust Adoption Panel.