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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999

Convention adoptions – sections 3 to 8

Section 3.   Convention adoption orders

22.Section 3 provides for the substitution of section 17 of the 1976 and 1978 Acts with a new power enabling the Secretary of State to make regulations for Convention adoption orders.   A Convention adoption order is an adoption order which is made in England and Wales or Scotland under the Convention as a Convention adoption order under section 17.    It is envisaged that new regulations will be made which will modify existing jurisdictional requirements in order to comply with the Convention.

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