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

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1.  The Child

(a)Name, sex, date and place of birth and address;

(b)whether the child’s parents were married to each other at the time of his birth and, if not, whether he was subsequently legitimated;

(c)nationality;

(d)physical description;

(e)personality and social development;

(f)religion, including details of baptism, confirmation or equivalent ceremonies;

(g)details of any wardship proceedings and of any court orders relating to parental responsibility for the child or to maintenance and residence.

(h)details of any brothers and sisters, including dates of birth, arrangements concerning with whom they are to live and whether any brother or sister is the subject of a parallel application.

(i)extent of contact with members of the child’s natural family and, if the child’s parents were not married to each other at the time of his birth, his father, and in each case the nature of the relationship enjoyed;

(j)if the child has been in the care of a Board or voluntary organisation, or is in such care, or is being or has been looked after by such an authority or organisation, details (including dates) of any placements with foster parents, or other arrangements in respect of the care of the child, including particulars of the persons with whom the child has had his home and observations on the care provided;

(k)date and circumstances of placement with prospective adopter and, where a Convention adoption is proposed, details of the arrangements which were made for the transfer of the child to the UK and that they are in accordance with regulation 10(8) of the Hague Convention Regulations;

(l)names, addresses and types of schools attended, with dates, and educational attainments;

(m)any special needs in relation to the child’s health (whether physical or mental) and his emotional and behavioural development and whether he is subject to a statement under the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1);

(n)what, if any, rights to or interest in property or any claim to damages, under the Fatal Accidents (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(2) or otherwise, the child stands to retain or lose if adopted;

(o)wishes and feelings in relation to adoption and the application, including any wishes in respect of religious and cultural upbringing; and

(p)any other relevant information which might assist the court.

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