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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 66: Meaning of adoption in Chapter 4

189.Section 66 sets out the meaning of  “adoption” in Chapter 4. For the purpose of this Chapter adoption means adoption by adoption orders made in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and countries outside the British Islands which have implemented the Hague Convention, overseas adoptions and adoptions recognised by the law of England and Wales and effected under the law of any other country. References to adoption in this Chapter are to adoptions effected after the date on which Chapter 4 comes into force.  References in other enactments to an adopted person within the meaning of Chapter 4 include a reference to an adopted child under the Adoption Act 1976.

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