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Children Act 1989

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46In section 65(1) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “adoption agency”, at the end there shall be added “and an adoption agency within the meaning of Article 3 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (adoption agencies in Northern Ireland)”;

(b)for the definition of “adoption order” there shall be substituted—

“adoption order”—

(a)means an order under section 12(1); and

(b)in sections 12(3) and (4), 18 to 20, 27, 28 and 30 to 32 and in the definition of “British adoption order” in this subsection includes an order under section 12 of the [1976 c. 36.] Adoption Act 1976 and Article 12 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (adoption orders in England and Wales and Northern Ireland respectively); and

(c)in sections 27, 28 and 30 to 32 includes an order under section 49, section 55 of the Adoption Act 1976 and Article 57 of the Adoption[S.I. 1987/2203 (N.I. 22).] (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 (orders in relation to children being adopted abroad);;

(c)for the definition of “British adoption order” there shall be substituted—

“British adoption order” means—

(a)an adoption order as defined in this subsection; and

(b)an order under any provision for the adoption of a child effected under the law of any British territory outside the United Kingdom;;

(d)in the definition of “order freeing a child for adoption” for the words from “section 27(2)” to the end there shall be substituted sections 27(2) and 53 includes an order under—

(a)section 18 of the Adoption Act 1976; and

(b)Article 17 or 18 of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987;.

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