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The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Application for directions where a full adoption has not been made

4B.7.—(1) An application for a direction under Article 40(3A)(1) –

(a)may be made by the adopted child, the adopter or adopters or the birth parents of the child; and

(b)shall be made by in Form A17.

(2) The respondents shall be –

(a)the adopter or adopters (if not the applicant),

(b)the birth parents (if not the applicant),

(c)the adoption agency,

(d)the Board to whom notice under Article 22 was given (if different),

(e)the Attorney General

and the court may require notice of the application to be served on such other persons as it thinks fit, including the child, having regard to the child’s age and degree of maturity.

(1)

Article 40(3A) was inserted into the Order of 1987 by virtue of section 4(3) of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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