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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 04:26)
Chapter 4 Part 6 Section 78
78   Parental responsibility reports—citizen and non-citizen children
(cf AC Act s 34 (3) and (4))
(1)  The Secretary must make a report to the Court concerning any child of whom the Secretary has parental responsibility under this Part if the Secretary has not, within a period of one year after taking over parental responsibility, ceased to have parental responsibility.
(2)  The Court may make any order concerning the parental responsibility for the child that it thinks fit.
(3)  Without limitation, an order under subsection (2) may, if the child is less than 18 years of age:
(a)  declare the child to be under the parental responsibility of the Minister under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, or
(b)  order that the Secretary continue to have parental responsibility for the child for a further period of one year.