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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 04:40)
Chapter 5 Part 2 Division 3
Division 3 Bilateral arrangements
113   Adoption by NSW parent in prescribed overseas jurisdiction of a child from that overseas jurisdiction
(1)  This section applies if:
(a)  an adoption, by a person who is habitually resident in the State, of a child who is habitually resident in a prescribed overseas jurisdiction, is granted under the law of that overseas jurisdiction, and
(b)  an adoption compliance certificate issued by a competent authority of that overseas jurisdiction is in force in relation to the adoption.
(2)  The adoption is recognised and effective, for the law of the State, on and after the adoption takes effect in the overseas jurisdiction.
114   Effect of recognition
For the purposes of the law of the State, an adoption of a child that is recognised and effective under section 113 is to be treated as having the same effect as an adoption order made under this Act.
 See Part 11 of Chapter 4, especially section 95 (General effect of adoption orders) and regulation 6 of the Commonwealth Bilateral Arrangements Regulations.
115   Evidential value of adoption compliance certificate
An adoption compliance certificate issued in a prescribed overseas jurisdiction, or adoption order certified by the competent authority of such a country as having been made in accordance with the law of that country, is evidence, for the purposes of the law of the State, that the adoption to which the certificate or order relates was carried out under the law of the overseas jurisdiction whose competent authority issued the certificate or certified the order.
 Adoption compliance certificate is defined in the Dictionary.