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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 24 September 2017 at 09:48)
52   Consent of parents and persons who have parental responsibility generally required
(cf AC Act s 26)
The Court must not make an adoption order in relation to a child who is less than 18 years of age unless consent has been given:
(a)  in the case of a child who has not been previously adopted by:
(i)  each parent of the child, and
(ii)  any person who has parental responsibility for the child, or
(b)  in the case of a child who has previously been adopted—by each adoptive parent of, or person who has parental responsibility for, the child.