Hello! If you’re considering step parent adoption in Ireland and you find yourself here, please note that our experience described here happened between 2013-2015. There has been significant changes in Irish law around step parent adoption since, the most notable one being today’s announcement that birth mothers will no longer have to surrender their rights and adopt their own child
My husband and I are delighted at what this means for future families. We are hopeful that it will lead to a speedier, less invasive process that assists families in securing their children with their true parents. While we are still deeply hurt by the experiences we had to endure to adopt our own child, I am thankful that the needs of these families are finally being given due consideration.
Wishing you the best ❤