There are four phases to the Adoption Process: PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK THE NEW REGULATIONS WITH REGARD TO ADOPTION FROM CHINA.
The Adoption Process has changed in a number of fundamental ways as a result of the implementation of Hague Convention. We are reviewing all
the documents and changes in the assessment process and will update the documents in September.
- Apply to your local TUSLA Adoption Department and attend an Information meeting. Then wait to be called to a
Preparation Course followed by a series of assessment meetings with a
Social Worker. This culminates in a report, called a HomeStudy Assessment Reprot, being sent to your local TUSLA Adoption Review Board and ultimately in approval - hopefully. This part can take several MONTHS up to most of which is
waiting. Here is the HSE list but the one from the Adoption Board site is more up to date.. click Here
- The report from TUSLA is sent to the Adoption Authority of Ireland along with some appropriate paperwork and your application is reviewed there and considered by the Adoption Board. This part of the process only takes a few weeks. The result is that you get a Declaration of Suitability to Adopt, now called an Article 15.
- You compile your pack for China. Full details are available from HHAMA who are now the mediation agency who deal with China programme. Once compiled, notarised and authenticated you deliver to the HHAMA who dispatch to China.
Next with HHAMA is you receive a proposed placement for a specific child. Should you accept your application for that identified child is submitted to CCCWA and ultimately you receive an Article 17 'referral' for that child from the PR of China, you accept and travel to collect your child.
That is it in a nutshell.
Please do check with HHAMA for up to date information on the China programme.