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Adoption of Children Act 1949

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11Other effects of adoption order

(1)For the purpose of the law relating to marriage, an adopter and the person whom he has been authorised to adopt under an adoption order, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to be within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity; and the provisions of this subsection shall continue to have effect' notwithstanding that some person other than the adopter is authorised by a subsequent order to adopt the same infant:

Provided that nothing in this subsection shall invalidate any marriage which has been solemnised before the commencement of this Act.

(2)Where an adoption order is made after the commencement of this Act in respect of an infant who is illegitimate, any affiliation order in force with respect to the infant, and any agreement whereby the father of the infant has undertaken to make payments specifically for the benefit of the infant, shall cease to have effect, but without prejudice to the recovery of any arrears which are due under the affiliation order or the agreement at the date of the adoption order:

Provided that where the infant is adopted by his mother, and the mother is a single woman, the order or agreement shall not cease to have effect by virtue of this subsection upon the making of the adoption order, but shall cease to have effect if she subsequently marries.

(3)Where an adoption order is made after the commencement of this Act in respect of an infant committed to the care of a fit person by an order in force under the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933, the last mentioned order shall cease to have effect.

(4)Where an adoption order is made after the commencement of this Act in respect of an infant in respect of whom a resolution is in force under section two of the Children Act, 1948 (which provides for the assumption by local authorities of parental rights in certain circumstances) the resolution shall cease to have effect.

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