Adoption Act 2010


Competent authority for certifying that adoptions accord with bilateral agreement.

76.— (1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 64, the Authority is the competent authority for the purpose of certifying—

(a) adoptions effected in the State in accordance with a bilateral agreement, and

(b) the conversion of adoptions that were effected in another state that is a party to a bilateral agreement and that are recognised in the State.

(2) A certificate of the Authority that an adoption was effected in accordance with a bilateral agreement shall specify when the Authority and the Central Authority of the other state agreed to the adoption proceeding.