Fine Gael MEP Colm Burke has said the European Convention on the Adoption of Children, which entered into force 40 years ago, is outdated and needs to be reviewed. Speaking in the European Parliament in Brussels, Burke said: “While in 1968 the Convention was considerably wide-ranging for its time, as it brought together countries within the Council of Europe on a common set of rules concerning adoption, much has changed in the last four decades. However, adoption has tended to adapt itself to ev...

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