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The Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Notification to Board of adoption application, where child not placed by adoption agencyN.I.

22 .F1—(1) An adoption order shall not be made in respect of a child who was not placed with the applicant by an adoption agency unless the applicant has, at least 3 months before the date of the order, served notice on the Board[F2 or [F3HSC trust]] within whose area he has his home of his intention to apply for the adoption order.

[F4(1A) An application for such an adoption order shall not be made unless the person wishing to make the application has, within the period of two years preceding the making of the application, given notice as mentioned in paragraph (1).

(1B) In paragraphs (1) and (1A) the references to the area in which the applicant or person has his home are references to the area in which he has his home at the time of giving the notice.]

(2) On receipt of such a notice the Board[F2 or [F3HSC trust]] shall investigate the matter and submit to the court a report of its investigation and shall assist the court in any manner the court may direct.

(3) Under paragraph (2), the Board[F2 or [F3HSC trust]] shall in particular investigate,—

(a)so far as is practicable, the suitability of the applicant, and any other matters relevant to the operation of Article 9 in relation to the application; and

(b)whether the child was placed with the applicant in contravention of Article 11.

(4) A Board which receives notice under paragraph (1) in respect of a child whom the Board knows to be[F4 looked after by] another Board[F2 or of an [F3HSC trust]] shall, not more than 7 days after the receipt of the notice, inform that other Board[F2 or that trust] in writing, that it has received the notice.

[F2(5) An [F3HSC trust] which receives notice under paragraph (1) in respect of a child whom the trust knows to be[F4 looked after by] another [F3HSC trust] or of a Board shall, not more than 7 days after the receipt of the notice, inform that other [F3HSC trust] or that Board in writing, that it has received the notice.]

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