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Domestic Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Act 1978

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74Provisions relating to Convention adoption orders

(1)In section 24 of the Children Act 1975 (which relates to Convention adoption orders) after subsection (8) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(8A)Section 6(1) of the [1968 c. 53.] Adoption Act 1968 (which relates to the annulment of convention adoptions) shall apply in relation to an adoption effected by a Convention adoption order as it applies in relation to a convention adoption except that an adoption effected by a Convention adoption order may be annulled only by the court which made that order; and section 7(1), (2) and (4) of that Act shall apply accordingly..

(2)In section 53(1) of the [1976 c. 36.] Adoption Act 1976 (which relates to the annulment of regulated adoptions) after the words " regulated adoption " there shall be inserted the words " or an adoption effected by a Convention adoption order ".

(3)In Schedule 3 to the [1975 c. 72.] Children Act 1975 paragraph 26 (which excludes Convention adoption orders from the provisions of the Adoption Act 1958 relating to notification of the revocation of an adoption order) shall be omitted.

(4)In Schedule 1 to the Adoption Act 1976 in paragraph 6 (which relates to the notification to the Registrar General of the revocation of an adoption order) the words " other than a Convention adoption order " shall be omitted.

(5)In section 6(1) of the [1969 c. 22 (N.I.).] Adoption (Hague Convention) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 after the word " annul" there shall be inserted the words " an adoption effected by a convention adoption order or " ; and in section 7(2) of that Act the words " in respect of a foreign convention adoption " shall be omitted.

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