An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect.
An administrative agreement on intercountry adoption was signed by the the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Philippines Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB) yesterday, setting out how intercountry adoption will operate between the two authorities.
Both countries have ratified the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-country Adoption.
The Convention provides an assurance for individual children, their families, and the State that appropriate procedures have been followed and the adoption was affected in the best interests of the child.

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