Adoption Act 2010


Discontinuance by applicants of proceedings for issuance of declaration of eligibility and suitability.

38.— (1) By notice delivered to the F44[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.

F45[(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.

Editorial Notes:


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affecting provision: section amended by Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), s. 117, not commenced; repealed (19.10.2017) by Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017), s. 2(2), S.I. No. 443 of 2017.