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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 54: Revocation of adoptions on legitimation

Section 54 provides that, where a child is adopted by one natural parent as the sole adoptive parent, the adoption order may, in circumstances where a child is legitimised by the subsequent marriage of, or formation of a civil partnership by, the child’s natural parents to each other, on application, be revoked by the court in which the adoption order was made. In subsection (2) the reference to the court in which the adoption order was made includes a reference to any other county court.

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