Adoption Act 2010

158.

Amendment of Child Care Act 1991.

158.— The Child Care Act 1991 is amended—

( a) in section 6, by substituting the following for subsections (1) and (2):

“(1) The F104 [ 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.

(2) For the purposes of this section, the F104 [ Child and Family Agency ] may enter into arrangements with an accredited body within the meaning of section 3 (1) of the Adoption Act 2010.”,

( b) in section 23O, by substituting the following for paragraph ( g) of the definition of “private foster care arrangement”:

“( g) is placed for adoption under an adoption order within the meaning of section 3 (1) of the Adoption Act 2010 or is the subject of an intercountry adoption effected outside the State recognised by that Act,”,

( c) in section 23V(1), by substituting “an adoption order within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Adoption Act 2010 or an intercountry adoption effected outside the State recognised by that Act” for “the Adoption Acts, 1952 to 1998”,

( d) in F105 [ section 23V(2)( a ) ], by substituting “the Adoption Act 2010” for “the Adoption Acts, 1952 to 1998”, and

( e) in section 44, by substituting the following for subsections (1) and (2):

“(1) Where a child is adopted under the Adoption Act 2010 and the child, immediately before the adoption, was being maintained in foster care by the F104 [ Child and Family Agency ] with the adopter or adopters, the F104 [ Child and Family Agency ], subject to—

( a) any general directions that may be given by the Minister, and

( b) any conditions that may be imposed by the F104 [ Child and Family Agency ],

may contribute to the child’s maintenance as if the child continued to be in foster care.

(2) Where a child is adopted under the Adoption Act 2010, any care order in force in respect of the child ceases to have effect.”.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F104

Substituted (1.01.2014) by Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013), s. 97 and sch. 2, part 21, S.I. No. 502 of 2013.

F105

Substituted (31.07.2011) by Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 49(c), commenced on enactment.