Anna Davin, age 5, in Mexico

More than 5,000 families in Ireland have been formed through inter-country adoption. Organisations such as the International Adoption Association (IAA(...)

 Patricia Carey, chief executive of the Adoption Authority of Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The top job at the Adoption Authority of Ireland has a turnover rate more associated with football managers. But Patricia Carey, its fourth chief exec(...)

Trish Connolly and her two daughters, Fiadh and Sadbh, at their home in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Alan Betson

The International Adoption Association (IAA) sees “glimmers of hope on the horizon” for would-be adoptive parents as it prepares for its annual confer(...)