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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Implementation of Convention

    1. 1.Regulations giving effect to Convention

    2. 2.Central Authority and accredited bodies

  3. Convention adoptions

    1. 3.Convention adoption orders

    2. 4.Effect of Convention adoptions

    3. 5.Annulment, etc., of Convention adoptions, etc.

    4. 6.Meaning of “Convention adoption” and related expressions in 1987 Order

  4. Intercountry adoptions

    1. 7.Adoption Service to include intercountry adoptions etc.

    2. 8.Registration of adoption societies to provide intercountry adoption services

    3. 9.Six months residence required for certain intercountry adoptions

    4. 10.Registration of certain intercountry adoptions

    5. 11.Construction of certain references

  5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 12.Restriction on bringing children into the United Kingdom for adoption

    2. 13.Effect of determinations in Convention countries, etc.

    3. 14.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    4. 15.Interpretation

    5. 16.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE

      CONVENTION ON PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND CO-OPERATION IN RESPECT OF INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

      1. CHAPTER I SCOPE OF THE CONVENTION Article 1 The objects...

        1. CHAPTER I SCOPE OF THE CONVENTION

          1. Article 1

            1. The objects of the present Convention are—

          2. Article 2

            1. 1.The Convention shall apply where a child habitually resident in...

            2. 2.The Convention covers only adoptions which create a permanent parent-child...

          3. Article 3

        2. CHAPTER II REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTIONS

          1. Article 4

            1. An adoption within the scope of the Convention shall take...

          2. Article 5

            1. An adoption within the scope of the Convention shall take...

        3. CHAPTER III CENTRAL AUTHORITIES AND ACCREDITED BODIES

          1. Article 6

            1. 1.A Contracting State shall designate a Central Authority to discharge...

            2. 2.Federal States, States with more than one system of law...

          2. Article 7

            1. 1.Central Authorities shall co-operate with each other and promote co-operation...

            2. 2.They shall take directly all appropriate measures to—

          3. Article 8

          4. Article 9

            1. Central Authorities shall take, directly or through public authorities or...

          5. Article 10

          6. Article 11

            1. An accredited body shall— (a) pursue only non-profit objectives according...

          7. Article 12

          8. Article 13

        4. CHAPTER IV PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS IN INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION

          1. Article 14

          2. Article 15

            1. 1.If the Central Authority of the receiving State is satisfied...

            2. 2.It shall transmit the report to the Central Authority of...

          3. Article 16

            1. 1.If the Central Authority of the State of origin is...

            2. 2.It shall transmit to the Central Authority of the receiving...

          4. Article 17

            1. Any decision in the State of origin that a child...

          5. Article 18

          6. Article 19

            1. 1.The transfer of the child to the receiving State may...

            2. 2.The Central Authorities of both States shall ensure that this...

            3. 3.If the transfer of the child does not take place,...

          7. Article 20

          8. Article 21

            1. 1.Where the adoption is to take place after the transfer...

            2. 2.Having regard in particular to the age and degree of...

          9. Article 22

            1. 1.The functions of a Central Authority under this Chapter may...

            2. 2.Any Contracting State may declare to the depositary of the...

            3. 3.A Contracting State which makes the declaration provided for in...

            4. 4.Any Contracting State may declare to the depositary of the...

            5. 5.Notwithstanding any declaration made under paragraph 2, the reports provided...

        5. CHAPTER V RECOGNITION AND EFFECTS OF THE ADOPTION

          1. Article 23

            1. 1.An adoption certified by the competent authority of the State...

            2. 2.Each Contracting State shall, at the time of signature, ratification,...

          2. Article 24

          3. Article 25

          4. Article 26

            1. 1.The recognition of an adoption includes recognition of—

            2. 2.In the case of an adoption having the effect of...

            3. 3.The preceding paragraphs shall not prejudice the application of any...

          5. Article 27

            1. 1.Where an adoption granted in the State of origin does...

            2. 2.Article 23 applies to the decision converting the adoption.

        6. CHAPTER VI GENERAL PROVISIONS

          1. Article 28

          2. Article 29

          3. Article 30

            1. 1.The competent authorities of a Contracting State shall ensure that...

            2. 2.They shall ensure that the child or his or her...

          4. Article 31

          5. Article 32

            1. 1.No one shall derive improper financial or other gain from...

            2. 2.Only costs and expenses, including reasonable professional fees of persons...

            3. 3.The directors, administrators and employees of bodies involved in an...

          6. Article 33

          7. Article 34

          8. Article 35

          9. Article 36

            1. In relation to a State which has two or more...

          10. Article 37

          11. Article 38

          12. Article 39

            1. 1.The convention does not affect any international instrument to which...

            2. 2.Any Contracting State may enter into agreements with one or...

          13. Article 40

          14. Article 41

          15. Article 42

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