Child Care Act 1991

Provision of adoption service.

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6. F32 [ (1) The F33 [ Child and Family Agency ] shall provide, or ensure the provision of, a service for the adoption of children in accordance with the Adoption Act 2010. ]

F32 [ (2) For the purposes of this section, the F33 [ Child and Family Agency ] may enter into arrangements with an accredited body within the meaning of section 3 (1) of the Adoption Act 2010. ]

(3) F34 [ The F33 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] may take a child into its care with a view to his adoption and may maintain him in such care in accordance with the provisions of this Act until he is placed for adoption.

(4) Without prejudice to Parts III, IV and VI , nothing in this section shall authorise F35 [ the F33 [ Child and Family Agency ] ] to take a child into its care against the wishes of a parent having custody of him or of any person acting in loco parentis or to maintain him in its care under this section if that parent or any such person wishes to resume care of him.

(5) The provisions of section 10 shall apply with any necessary modifications in relation to any arrangement made under subsection (2).

Annotations:

Amendments:

F32

Substituted (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 158(a), S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

F33

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 4 item 1, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F34

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7, pt. 6, item 5(c), S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F35

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7, pt. 6, item 5(d), S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

Editorial Notes:

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Provision for establishment of adoption committees by the Health Service Executive to assist and advise the Adoption Authority in the performance of its functions under this section made (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 36(1) and (2)(a), S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

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Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) and words in subs. (2) substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 7, part 6 item 5(a) and (b), S.I. No. 887 of 2004; substituted as per F-note above.