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Miscellaneous and supplementaryN.I.

Minor and consequential amendments and repealsN.I.

14.—(1) In Article 2(2) of the 1987 Order (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “order freeing a child for adoption” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“overseas adoption” means an adoption which is an overseas adoption for the purposes of the Adoption Act 1976 or the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978; ;

(b)in the definition of “prescribed”, after “4,” there shall be inserted “16A, 58ZA”.

(2) In Article 33(1) of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 4) (declarations as to adoptions effected overseas), for sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(a)a Convention adoption as defined by Article 2(2) of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 or an overseas adoption as so defined; or .

(3) The following provisions of the Adoption (Hague Convention) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 22) are hereby repealed—

(a)in section 5(1), the words “or a specified order” in paragraph (a) and the words “a specified order” in paragraph (b); and

(b)section 8(1).

(4) In Article 39(1) of the 1987 Order, the word “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (c) is hereby repealed.