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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 18 November 2017 at 17:24)
Chapter 3 Part 1 Section 11
11   Unauthorised arrangements for adoption
(cf AC Act s 51)
(1)  An adoption service in relation to the adoption in New South Wales (including the intercountry adoption) of a child may be provided only by:
(a)  the Secretary, or
(b)  an organisation accredited by the Children’s Guardian in accordance with the regulations as an adoption service provider that may provide the service.
(2)  A person (other than the Secretary) must not provide any adoption service referred to in section 10 (2) (a), (b) or (c) in relation to the adoption in New South Wales (including the intercountry adoption) of a child unless the person is, or is acting on behalf of, an organisation accredited in accordance with the regulations as an adoption service provider that may provide the service.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.
Note.
 Intercountry adoption is defined in the Dictionary.