Adoption Act 2010
Discontinuance by applicants of proceedings for issuance of declaration of eligibility and suitability.
38.— (1) By notice delivered to the F43 [ Child and Family Agency ] at any time after an application under section 37(1) , the applicants may discontinue the proceedings that are the subject of that application, without liability for any costs of the proceedings.
F44 [ (2) The Child and Family Agency shall, as soon as practicable after receipt of notice under subsection (1) , give notice of the discontinuance to —
( a ) the Authority,
( b ) any adoption committee concerned,
( c ) the mother and any other guardian of the child, and
( d ) each relevant non-guardian of the child. ]
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.
Substituted (19.10.2017) by Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017), s. 19, S.I. No. 443 of 2017.
Previous affecting provision: section amended by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 117, not commenced; repealed (19.10.2017) by Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017), s. 2(2), S.I. No. 443 of 2017.