Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

66.

Amendment of section 27A of Act of 1965

66. The Act of 1965 is amended in section 27A—

(a) by designating the section as subsection (1),

(b) in subsection (1) (as designated by paragraph (a))—

(i) by the substitution of “Subject to subsection (2), for the purpose of the application” for “For the purpose of the application”, and

(ii) by the substitution of “whose parents have not married each other or whose parents are not civil partners of each other” for “whose parents have not married each other” in each place it occurs,

and

(c) by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (1):

“(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply in relation to a person whose parents have not married each other or whose parents are not civil partners of each other where—

(a) the person has been adopted by a cohabiting couple—

(i) under an adoption order, or

(ii) outside the State, where that adoption is recognised by virtue of the law for the time being in force in the State,

or

(b) they are the parents, under section 5 of the Act of 2015, of the person.

(3) In this section—

“‘Act of 2010’ means the Adoption Act 2010;

‘adoption order’ has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) of the Act of 2010;

‘cohabiting couple’ has the same meaning as it has in section 3(1) (amended by section 102 of the Act of 2015) of the Act of 2010.”.