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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 19 July 2018 at 10:12)
Chapter 4 Part 6 Section 76
76   Renunciation of parental responsibility for child present in another State
(1)  The Secretary may execute a parental responsibility renunciation instrument in relation to a child the Secretary has parental responsibility for under section 75 if:
(a)  consent to the adoption of the child cannot be lawfully revoked by the person or persons by whom it was given, and
(b)  the Secretary is satisfied that the child is present in another State, and
(c)  the Secretary has requested a corresponding officer to accept, and that officer has, by an instrument in writing forwarded to the Secretary, agreed to accept, parental responsibility for the child, and
(d)  under a corresponding law, that officer will, on execution by the Secretary of a parental responsibility renunciation instrument, have parental responsibility for the child.
(2)  The Secretary ceases to have parental responsibility for the child on execution of the parental responsibility renunciation instrument.
(3)  As soon as practicable after executing the parental responsibility renunciation instrument, the Secretary must forward the instrument to that officer.
(4)  In this section:
corresponding law means a law of another State that corresponds to this section.
corresponding officer means an officer of another State whose functions correspond to those of the Secretary under this Act.
parental responsibility renunciation instrument means an instrument in writing executed by the Secretary renouncing the Secretary’s parental responsibility for a child.