Adoption Act 2010


Prohibition against receiving, making or giving certain payments and rewards or agreeing to do so.

145.— (1) A person who is—

( a) an adopter,

( b) a prospective adopter,

( c) a parent, or

( d) a guardian,

of a child shall not receive or agree to receive, in consideration of the adoption of the child, any payment or other reward.

(2) A person shall not make or give, or agree to make or give, any—

( a) payment, or

( b) other reward,

the receipt of which is prohibited by subsection (1) .

(3) A person shall not—

( a) receive, make or give any payment or other reward, or

( b) agree to receive, make or give any payment or other reward,

in consideration of making arrangements for the adoption of a child.

(4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to accredited bodies in respect of—

( a) reasonable costs and expenses related to their functions, including reasonable fees paid as remuneration for professional services, and

( b) the receipt of gifts of money with the prior approval of the Authority.

(5) This section does not apply in respect of payments made for the maintenance of a child referred to in subsection (1) .

F101 [ (6) In this section guardian includes any guardian of a child who stands appointed under the Act of 1964. ]




Inserted (19.10.2017) by Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017), s. 40, S.I. No. 443 of 2017.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: section amended by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 133, not commenced; repealed (19.10.2017) by Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017), s. 2(2), S.I. No. 443 of 2017.