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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 23 June 2018 at 05:01)
Chapter 4 Part 9 Section 88
88   Notice of application for adoption orders
(cf AC Act s 22)
(1)  The Court may not make an adoption order unless at least 14 days’ notice of the application for the order (containing the particulars, if any, prescribed by the regulations) has been given:
(a)  to any person whose consent to the adoption of the child concerned is required under this Act and has not been given (or the requirement for which has been dispensed with by the Court), and
(b)  to any person (not being a person whose consent is so required) with whom the child resides or who has parental responsibility for the child.
(2)  Except as the Court may otherwise determine, nothing in subsection (1) requires a notice referred to in that subsection to be given to a person referred to in subsection (1) (b) if that person is:
(a)  an applicant for the adoption order, or
(b)  a person with whom the child resides only as a patient or inmate of a hospital of which that person is in charge or a person who has parental responsibility for a child only as the person in charge of a hospital.
(3)  The notice must not specify the name of, or identify, any applicant.
(4)  The Court may dispense with the giving of the notice.
(5)  If it appears to the Court to be necessary in the interests of justice so to do, the Court may direct that notice of an application for an adoption order be given to any specified person.