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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 89: Annulment etc. of overseas or Hague Convention adoptions

231.Section 89 provides for the High Court to annul a Convention adoption or a Convention adoption order on the grounds that the adoption is contrary to public policy.  Where an overseas adoption or a determination under section 90 is shown to be contrary to public policy or the authority which made the adoption or determination was not competent to entertain the case, the High Court may order that the overseas adoption or determination should cease to be valid.

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