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23 Aug 2021

New Research: ICA in Ireland - Vietnam

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Intercountry Adoption in Ireland: Experiences, Supports, Challenges

Country Briefings: Vietnam

The Board of the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Authority’s Research Advisory Committee are delighted to announce the second in a series of five planned country-specific briefings. This particular research report looks at the adoption of children from Vietnam into Ireland between 1988 and 2020.

Ms Orlaith Traynor, Chair of the Adoption Authority, said of this report:

This is important and detailed research, showing the history of intercountry adoption in Ireland over more than 30 years, and will inform further research initiatives of the Authority."

  • Between 1988 and 2020, 914 children were adopted from Vietnam by parents resident in Ireland.
  • Adoptions from Vietnam accounted for the second largest proportion of all intercountry adoptions (ICA) into Ireland between 1988 and 2020, representing 18% of Ireland’s total current ICA population.
  • The children’s average age at adoption was 7 months prior to the Adoption Act 2010, rising to 2 years old thereafter.
  • Currently, individuals who were adopted from Vietnam into Ireland range from 3-40 years old, with 83% aged between 12 and 20. 12-15 year olds account for more than half of the total figure.

The report in full is available here.

 

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