Friday, 20 May 2016 10:09

Notice - Syria and adoption

Syria and Adoption - Response to queries about adopting from Syria 

The Authority has received a number of inquiries on the possibility of Irish residents effecting adoptions of Syrian orphans or abandoned children.  Since 1 November 2010 it has only been possible for Irish residents to effect adoptions from Hague Contracting States.  Syria has not ratified the Hague Convention. The only exception to this general rule is in respect of countries with which Ireland has a bilateral agreement.  Ireland has not effected any bilateral agreement to date.