7In section 12 (adoption orders)—S
(a)in subsection (1)—
(i)for the words “rights and duties relating” substitute “ responsibilities and parental rights in relation ”; and
(ii)at the end add—
“; except that an adoption order may be made in relation to a person who has attained the age of 18 years if the application for it was made before such attainment.”;
(b)in subsection (2), for the words “rights and duties” substitute “ responsibilities and parental rights ”;
(c)in subsection (3)—
(i)in paragraph (a), for the words “right or duty” substitute “ responsibility or parental right ”; and
(ii)in paragraph (b)(ii), for the words “rights and duties” substitute “ responsibilities and parental rights ”; and
(d)at the end add—
“(9)Where a court making an adoption order in relation to a child who is subject to a supervision requirement is satisfied that, in consequence of its doing so, compulsory measures of supervision in respect of the child are no longer necessary, it may determine that the child shall forthwith cease to be subject to that requirement.”.
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