You are using a version of the website built for webcrawlers and people whose devices cannot use javascript.
Some functionality will not be available.
Warning: This page is an archive.
General administrative information and links are not current and should not be used.
Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 22 June 2018 at 07:56)
Chapter 3 Part 1 Section 10
10   Adoption services to be provided by or on behalf of Secretary
(1)  Subject to this Act, the Secretary is to provide adoption services.
 Under section 206, the Secretary may delegate this and any other function under this Act to any person.
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the Secretary is, subject to this Act, responsible for the following:
(a)  the assessment of the suitability of a person or persons to adopt a child,
(b)  any decision to place a child with a person or persons wishing to adopt the child,
(c)  the transfer of the care responsibility for a child to the person or persons who will adopt the child,
(d)  the giving of consent to the adoption of a child of whom he or she has parental responsibility,
(e)    (Repealed)
(f)  the provision in certain circumstances of post-adoption financial and other assistance to adopted children and their birth and adoptive parents,
(g)  the provision of post-adoption services, including the provision of information and arrangements to facilitate post-adoption contact with the parties to an adoption.