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Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill

This is the text of the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill, as passed by the House of Commons and introduced in the House of Lords on 11th June 1999.


Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Health, with the consent of Lord Meston, are published separately as HL Bill 67-EN.
Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill

Implementation of Convention
1.Regulations giving effect to Convention.
2.Central Authorities and accredited bodies.

Convention adoptions
3.Convention adoption orders.
4.Effect of Convention adoptions in England and Wales.
5.Effect of Convention adoptions in Scotland.
6.Annulment of Convention adoptions etc.
7.Acquisition of British citizenship by Convention adoptions.
8.Meaning of "Convention adoption" and related expressions in 1976 and 1978 Acts.

Intercountry adoptions
9.Adoption Service to include intercountry adoptions etc.
10.Approval of adoption societies to provide intercountry adoption services.
11.Six months residence required for certain intercountry adoptions.
12.Registration of certain intercountry adoptions.
13.Construction of certain references in 1976 and 1978 Acts.

Miscellaneous and supplemental
14.Restriction on bringing children into the United Kingdom for adoption.
15.Amendments and repeals.
17.Savings for adoptions etc. under 1965 Convention.
18.Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent.

    Schedule 1-Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption.
    Schedule 2-Minor and consequential amendments.
    Schedule 3-Repeals.

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