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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Safeguards for the adoption process

16.The Act reaffirms with amendment existing safeguards under the Adoption Act 1976 that restrict who can lawfully arrange adoptions, and advertise about adoption. This includes advertising about adoption through traditional media and electronically.  It also provides restrictions on the preparation of certain reports and prohibits certain payments or rewards in connection with adoption.

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