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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 21 March 2018 at 14:34)
 This Part provides for the parental responsibility for children between the period when consent to adoption is given and an adoption order made. Parental responsibility is given to the Secretary who has power to decide, for example, whether the child should be placed with authorised carers or the proposed adoptive parents, in this period.