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29 Vietnamese Children Adopted By Co. Kildare Families Between 1988 & 2020

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Adoption Authority of Ireland report

The second in a series of 5 reports, on 'Intercountry Adoption in Ireland: Experiences, Supports, Challenges Country Briefings' by the Adoption Authority of Ireland, focuses on Vietnam.

Between 1988 & 2020, 914 children were adopted from Vietnam , into Ireland.

Prior to November 2010, the average age at adoption was 7 months.

Since then, the average age has risen to 2 years old.

Between 1988 & 2020, 29 Vietnamese children were adopted by families in Co. Kildare.

The highest total nationally was in Co. Cork, at 214.

The report notes "Adoptions from Vietnam into Ireland were suspended for a number of years after 2009 while Vietnam completely re-structured its adoption system".

Research officer with the AAI, Judy Lovett, joined Clem Ryan on this morning's 'Kildare Today':


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