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Adoption and Children Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 69: Dispositions depending on date of birth

Subsection (1) provides that where a child is born illegitimate and adopted by one of his natural parents as the sole adoptive parent, the date of his birth rather than the date of his adoption is taken into account in respect of entitlement to property. Subsection (2) sets out an example of when this might apply.

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