National Statistics

Children Adopted from Care in Northern Ireland 2014/15

This bulletin details statistical information relating to children adopted from care in Northern Ireland during the year ending 31 March 2015. The tables within the bulletin present a range of information about these children and their adopters, and durations between different stages in the adoption process. The bulletin is based on the DHSSPS statistical return AD1 2014/15, which was collected from each of the five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland.

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The AD1 survey was introduced in 2004, and its primary aim is to monitor the numbers of children adopted from care and the timescales between different stages in the adoption process.