91% say child best adopted by mums and dads

A new opinion poll conducted by Amarach Research on behalf of The Iona Institute has found that 91% of respondents believe that when a child is being placed for adoption, it is best to try and place the child with a man and a woman.

The second preference was a woman on her own, followed by two women, then a man on his own, and finally by two men.

Iona Institute Director, David Quinn said the poll shows that “what Irish people want in respect of our adoption law, and what the Children and Family Relationships Bill will bring about, are at variance”.