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54. Section 18(1) of the Act applies as if for the words “not placed for adoption with the applicants by an adoption agency” there were substituted “entrusted to the applicants by a competent authority within the meaning of the Convention (other than an adoption agency which placed the child for adoption with the applicants).”.
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