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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999

Effects of the Act on Public Service Manpower

83.The Act will have minimal effect on public service manpower.   Certain provisions will require one or two additional procedures to be undertaken by adoption agencies but these will be more than compensated by manpower savings;  the present necessity for local authority social services to make statutory welfare visits to adoptive families and prepare reports for the court will gradually reduce in proportion to the rise in Convention adoptions and the increased role for voluntary adoption agencies.    The court services may be less occupied with adoption cases as Convention adoptions increase.

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