8. After section 8 (provisions as to persons legitimated by extraneous law) insert the following section—
8A.—(1) 6Article 40 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 does not prevent an adopted child being legitimated under section 1 or 8 if either natural parent is the sole adoptive parent.
(2) Where an adopted child (with a sole adoptive parent) is legitimated—
(a)paragraph (2) of Article 40 shall not apply after the legitimation to the natural relationship with the other natural parent; and
(b)revocation of the adoption order in consequence of the legitimation shall not affect Articles 40 to 42 as they apply to any instrument made before the date of legitimation.”.