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From TheJournal.ie Column: A review of guardianship, adoption and surrogacy law is underway, but what can we expect? Opinion

Column: A review of guardianship, adoption and surrogacy law is underway, but what can we expect?

The Children and Family Relationships Bill is proposing a sweeping and comprehensive review of an area of law that touches all of our lives, writes Katherine Irwin.

From TheJournal.ie This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children... Bringing Up Baby

This is how Ireland intends to change 'outdated' laws on bringing up children...

A new piece of legislation will address the legal status of children in civil partnerships, surrogacy arrangements and assisted human reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for independent investigation into Ireland's illegal adoptions Illegal Adoptions

Calls for independent investigation into Ireland's illegal adoptions

Theresa Tinggal was born in 1954 but only found out 11 years ago that she was illegally adopted.

From TheJournal.ie Column: "Adopted" - the word spoken in hushed tones as I grew up Opinion

Column: "Adopted" - the word spoken in hushed tones as I grew up

Actor and playwright Noelle Brown speaks about growing up as an adopted child in the 1970s and the challenges adopted people face when trying to obtain their original birth certs.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Running a dog rescue centre doesn’t involve frolicking with puppies all day Opinion This post contains images

Column: Running a dog rescue centre doesn’t involve frolicking with puppies all day

Running a charity dog rescue centre is physically very demanding, and can cost as much as €150,000 per year – but it has helped reduce the number of dogs being put to sleep by pounds by over 75 per cent in some areas, writes Marina Fiddler.

From TheJournal.ie Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes Mortality

Call for inquiry into high mortality rates at mother and baby homes

Mortality rates in some mother and baby homes were as high 55 per cent during the 1940s, a new report claims.

From TheJournal.ie Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt Gay Rights

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

From The42 Adrian Mutu wants to adopt the Chinese baby rescued from sewage pipe Rescue

Adrian Mutu wants to adopt the Chinese baby rescued from sewage pipe

‘I must adopt him, he has been sent to me by God,’ says the Romanian.

From TheJournal.ie France approves same-sex marriage and adoption Equality

France approves same-sex marriage and adoption

It is the 14th country in the world to say ‘Yes’ to marriage equality.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Protesters in final bid to block French gay marriage law Paris

Protesters in final bid to block French gay marriage law

Today’s protest comes just two days ahead of a decisive parliamentary vote that would make France the 14th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted Opinion

Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted

As a single parent family, I realise we’ve only been tolerated as opposed to accepted as a proper family unit and because of the absence of the traditional set up we are somehow ‘less than’, writes Carol Redmond, who says same-sex unions are being treated in the same way.

From TheJournal.ie Russia concerned by US move not to charge dead boy's parents Diplomatic Row

Russia concerned by US move not to charge dead boy's parents

The US has decided not to prosecute the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died in January – despite Russian claims that the toddler was tortured and murdered.

From TheJournal.ie European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child Adoption

European court rules woman can adopt lesbian partner's child

The landmark ECtHR ruling found that a person cannot be forced to give up their child before an adoption by someone of the same sex.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement Adoption

Children's Minister meeting with Russian officials over adoption agreement

Frances Fitzgerald said the discussions will allow her to explore the feasibility of an agreement on intercountry adoption.

From TheJournal.ie Dogs Trust receives record number of surrender calls after Christmas Not Just For Christmas

Dogs Trust receives record number of surrender calls after Christmas

The charity currently has 163 dogs and puppies in its care and takes up to 220 surrender calls a week.

From TheJournal.ie Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill Adoption

Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill

The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry Russian lawmakers, retaliating against a recently signed US law that calls for sanctions against the country.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby Read Me

Column: The moment I met the woman having my baby

Caroline and Niall O’Flaherty had a daughter by a surrogate mother in India. Here, Caroline recalls the moment they met her.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’ Opinion

Column: ‘Vote Yes to end the culture where children are seen and not heard’

Fergus Finlay says countless reports documented Ireland’s failings to protect children, but this constitutional amendment will change that.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum Opinion

Column: Why I’ll be voting No in the Children’s Referendum

There is no legal need for constitutional change – and it may have unforeseen consequences, writes Gerry Fahey.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland's ban on gay and unmarried adoption overturned Courts

Northern Ireland's ban on gay and unmarried adoption overturned

A Belfast judge today rejected a 1987 adoption law that restricted adoption to married couples and single adults.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and Vietnam sign deal to resume adoption between countries Adoption

Ireland and Vietnam sign deal to resume adoption between countries

Vietnamese justice minister Ha Hung Cuong is in Dublin today to sign an agreement with the Adoption Authority of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum Referendum

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin welcome the wording, but SF says it wants to consult legal advisors before giving the referendum full approval.

From TheJournal.ie Children's referendum 'not a charter for breaking up families' - Fitzgerald Referendum

Children's referendum 'not a charter for breaking up families' - Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald says there is “no evidence” that Irish courts would seek to take children from parents if the referendum is approved.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I often wonder whether I’d be here, if abortion had been legal’ Opinion

Column: ‘I often wonder whether I’d be here, if abortion had been legal’

Sean Rooney was adopted as a baby in 1993. In a different country he might never have been born, he writes – but that doesn’t mean women shouldn’t have a choice.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments Equality

Marriage Equality speaks out against Cardinal Brady comments

The organisation said the lack of legal recognition for children of gay and lesbian couples has a significant impact on the children’s lives.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am…

From TheJournal.ie European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship Incest

European court upholds German ban on incestuous relationship

The European Court of Human Rights said it was within Germany’s rights to stop a brother and sister from having a family life.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?

The government has said this week that it has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Government has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt children Adoption

Government has no plans to allow same-sex couples to adopt children

A poll found that three-in-five people in Ireland are in favour of same-sex couples adopting but the government has no plans to legislate for this.

From TheJournal.ie Man adopts his own girlfriend in US legal battle What The...

Man adopts his own girlfriend in US legal battle

A judge said the “surreal” move takes an ongoing court case “into a legal twilight zone”.

From TheJournal.ie Children in Mexican adoption scam show signs of sexual abuse Child Abuse

Children in Mexican adoption scam show signs of sexual abuse

Eleven Irish couples have been innocently embroiled in the apparent child-trafficking ring as they believed it was a legitimate adoption process.

From TheJournal.ie Adoptions from Vietnam could restart in weeks, Government says Adoption

Adoptions from Vietnam could restart in weeks, Government says

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald said the door could soon be open for Irish couples to adopt Vietnamese children.

From TheJournal.ie Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam Child Trafficking

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam

Local police discovered the child-trafficking ring this week and are currently questioning the 11 couples.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know on this Sunday morning…

From TheJournal.ie US couple found guilty of death of adopted son USA This post contains images

US couple found guilty of death of adopted son

An American couple have been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of their son, who died of serious head injuries two years ago – they say he ran into a stove.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia Catholic Church

Catholic Church apologises for forced adoptions in Australia

Mothers have described being shackled and sedated as their newborn children were taken away in Church-run hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Children's referendum not likely until next year, says minister Referendum

Children's referendum not likely until next year, says minister

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the draft text should be ready by autumn, but a referendum won’t be.

From TheJournal.ie Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad Adoption

Agency to help Irish people looking to adopt abroad

Arc Adoption is the first mediation agency to be approved under the Hague Convention. It’s hoped that adoptions from Vietnam will resume soon, after they were suspended in early 2010.