Adoption Act 2010
Proof of intercountry adoptions effected outside State.
93.— (1) Documents, duly authenticated, that purport to be copies of the documents by which an intercountry adoption effected outside the State was made—
(a) are deemed without further proof to be true copies of the documents unless the contrary is shown, and
(b) are admissible as evidence of the adoption.
(2) A document purporting to be a copy of a document or of one of the documents by which an intercountry adoption effected outside the State is made shall be regarded, for the purposes of this section, as being duly authenticated if the document purports—
(a) to bear the seal of the court or other authority or the person or persons by which or by whom it was issued or executed, or
(b) to be certified—
(i) by a person in his or her capacity as a judge or officer of that court or in his or her capacity as that authority or as a member or officer of that authority, or
(ii) by the person or persons by whom it was issued or executed.
(3) The Minister, by regulations, may make provision in relation to the proof of intercountry adoptions effected outside the State and the regulations may make different provision for different states and different classes of adoptions.
(4) Where an intercountry adoption effected outside the State is made in another state, it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is shown, that it was effected under and in accordance with the law of that state.