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The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003

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Section 80B(1)In paragraph (b), for “placed, or expected to be placed, for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom” substitute “who is the subject of adoption from overseas”.
In paragraph (c), for “a person with whom the child is, or is expected to be, so placed for adoption” substitute “an adopter of the child”.
At the end, for “person by reference to whom he satisfies the condition under paragraph (c)” substitute “the child’s adopter”.
Section 80B(4)For “child’s placement for adoption” substitute “child’s entry into Great Britain”.
Section 80B(5)In paragraph (a), for “a person with whom a child is placed for adoption” substitute “a child’s adopter”.
In paragraph (b), for “exercises a right to be absent from work on adoption leave” substitute “is a child’s adopter”.
In paragraph (c), for “is placed for adoption” substitute “is the subject of adoption from overseas”.
Section 80B(6)

For subsection (6) substitute—

(6) Where more than one child is the subject of adoption from overseas as part of the same arrangement, and the date of entry of each child is different, the reference in subsection (4) to the date of the child’s entry into Great Britain shall be interpreted as a reference to the date of the entry of the first child to enter Great Britain..

Section 80B(7)

For subsection (7), substitute—

(7) In this section—

“adopter”, in relation to a child, means a person by whom the child has been or is to be adopted or, in a case where the child has been or is to be adopted by two people jointly, whichever of them is the child’s adopter for the purposes of regulations under this section;

“adoption from overseas” means the adoption of a child who enters Great Britain from outside the United Kingdom in connection with or for the purposes of adoption which does not involve the placement of the child for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom;

“week” means any period of seven days..

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