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

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7.  Further information to be provided in proceedings relating to a Convention adoption/foreign adoption–

(a)where the UK is the State of origin confirmation that an order has been made under section 18(1) of the Adoption Act 1976(1), section 18 of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978(2) or Article 17(1) or 18(1) of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(3);

(b)where the UK is the State of origin confirmation that, after possibilities for placement of the child within the UK have been given due consideration, an intercountry adoption is in the child’s best interests;

(c)confirmation that the requirements of regulations made under Article 10(1) or 58ZA of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 have been complied with and, in the case of a Convention adoption, that the requirements of the Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(4) have been complied with;

(d)for a Convention adoption where the United Kingdom is either the State of origin or the receiving State confirmation that the Central Authorities of both States have agreed that the adoption may proceed. The documents supplied by the CA of the State of origin should be attached to the report together with a translation, if necessary.

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