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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 13:49)
Chapter 4 Part 4 Section 51
51   Review of adoption plans
(1)  The Court may review an adoption plan on application of one or more of the parties to the plan.
(2)  Unless the Court otherwise determines, the Court is to give each party to the adoption who agreed to the adoption plan an opportunity to make submissions concerning the application.
(3)  Following its review, the Court may, by order:
(a)  make such changes (if any) to the provisions of the adoption plan as it considers appropriate, or
(b)  revoke the plan, or
(c)  confirm the plan.
(4)  The Court may change the provisions, or revoke, an adoption plan only if it is satisfied that it is in the best interests of the child and proper in the circumstances to do so.
(5)  An adoption plan that is changed by an order of the Court has effect as if it were the plan originally agreed to by the parties.