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Child Abduction Act 1984

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3(1)This paragraph applies in the case of a child—

(a)who is the subject of an order under section 14 of the Children Act 1975 freeing him for adoption ; or

(b)who is the subject of a pending application for such an order; or

(c)who is the subject of a pending application for an adoption order; or

(d)who is the subject of an order under section 25 of the Children Act 1975 or section 53 of the Adoption Act 1958 relating to adoption abroad or of a pending application for such an order; or

(e)who is the subject of a pending application for a custodianship order.

(2)Where this paragraph applies, section 1 of this Act shall have effect as if—

(a)the reference in subsection (1) to the appropriate consent were a reference—

(i)in a case within sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, to the consent of the adoption agency which made the application for the order or, if the parental rights and duties in respect of the child have been transferred from that agency to another agency by an order under section 23 of the Children Act 1975, to the consent of that other agency ;

(ii)in a case within sub-paragraph (1)(b), (c) or (e) above, to the leave of the court to which the application was made; and

(iii)in a case within sub-paragraph (1)(d) above, to the leave of the court which made the order or, as the case may be, to which the application was made ; and

(b)subsections (3) to (6) were omitted.

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