Adotar na Irlanda

Na Irlanda, a adoção por casais do mesmo sexo é legal desde 2016. A co-adoção também é possível, e os casais de lésbicas têm acesso a técnicas de reprodução assistida.
Para mais informações, leia o Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 e o Adoption Authority of Ireland website.

” Eligibility and Suitability to Adopt

Persons eligible for adoption order or recognition of intercountry adoption effected outside State.

33.— (1) (a) The Authority shall not make an adoption order, or recognise an intercountry adoption effected outside the State, unless—

(i) the applicants are a married couple who are living together,

(ii) the applicant is the mother or father or a relative of the child, or

(iii) the applicant, notwithstanding that he or she does not fall within subparagraph (ii), satisfies the Authority that, in the particular circumstances, the adoption is desirable and in the best interests of the child.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the Authority may recognise an intercountry adoption effected outside the State on the application of a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (c) of section 90 (3).

(2) Except as provided in subsection (1)(a), the Authority shall not make an adoption order, or recognise an intercountry adoption effected outside the State, for the adoption of a child by more than one person.

(3) Where an applicant for an adoption order is married, or an applicant, other than an applicant who is a person referred to inparagraph (a) or (c) of section 90 (3), for the recognition of an intercountry adoption effected outside the State is married, the Authority shall not make the adoption order, or recognise the intercountry adoption effected outside the State, without the consent of the applicant’s spouse, given in the manner determined by the Authority, unless—

(a) the couple are living apart under—

(i) a decree of judicial separation under section 3 of the Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989 ,

(ii) a decree or order to like effect that was granted under the law of another jurisdiction and that is recognised in the State, or

(iii) a deed of separation,

(b) the spouse has deserted the applicant, or

(c) conduct on the part of the spouse results in the applicant, with just cause, separating from the spouse and living apart from him or her.

(4) The Authority shall not make an adoption order or, except where the applicant is a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (c) ofsection 90 (3), recognise an intercountry adoption effected outside the State, unless—

(a) the applicant and, if the applicants are a married couple, each of them has attained the age of 21 years, or

(b) the applicants are a married couple and one of them is the mother or father or a relative of the child and either of them has attained the age of 21 years.

(5) Subject to subsection (6) and section 81 , the Authority shall not make an adoption order unless the applicant or, if the applicants are a married couple living together, each of them, is habitually resident in the State.

(6) Subsection (5) does not prevent the Authority, for the purpose of an intercountry adoption effected in the State, from making an adoption order in favour of an applicant who, or, if the applicants are a married couple living together, each of whom, is habitually resident in—

(a) another contracting state,

(b) a state that has a bilateral agreement with the State, or

(c) a state that has an arrangement referred to in section 81 with the State.

(7) The Authority shall issue policy guidelines respecting the circumstances in which an adoption order in favour of an applicant referred to in subsection (1)(a)(iii) may be made.”