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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 12:04)
59   Mandatory written information
(1)  The Secretary or appropriate principal officer must ensure that a person whose consent to an adoption is needed before an adoption order can be made is given the mandatory written information before the person consents or refuses consent to the adoption.
(2)  In the case of the adoption of a child by a step parent or relative of the child:
(a)  the applicant (and not the Secretary or appropriate principal officer) must ensure that a person whose consent to the adoption is needed before an adoption order can be made is given the mandatory written information before the person consents or refuses consent to the adoption, and
(b)  the requirement to give that information is satisfied if the information given is information in a form approved by the Secretary for the purposes of compliance with this subsection.
(3)  In the case of an adoption of a child who is under the parental responsibility of the Minister administering the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, this section does not require the mandatory written information to be given to the Minister or a delegate of the Minister who can consent to the adoption.