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Adoption Act, 1952

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Number 25 of 1952.


ADOPTION ACT, 1952.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Definitions.

4.

Making of arrangements for adoption.

5.

Rules.

6.

Offences by bodies corporate.

7.

Expenses.

PART II.

Adoption Orders.

8.

An Bord Uchtála.

9.

Power to make adoption order.

10.

Children who may be adopted.

11.

Persons who may apply for adoption order.

12.

Religion.

13.

Suitability of adopters.

14.

Consents to adoption.

15.

Validity of consent.

16.

Hearing of applications.

17.

Interim orders.

18.

Re-adoption.

19.

Existing adoptions.

20.

Case stated for High Court.

21.

Correction of adoption order.

22.

Adopted children register.

23.

Contribution by public assistance authority towards expenses of adoption.

PART III.

Effects of Adoption Orders.

24.

Parental rights and duties.

25.

Citizenship.

26.

Property rights.

27.

Succession duty, legacy duty, customs duty and stamp duty on land.

28.

Fatal Accidents and Workmen's Compensation Acts.

29.

Subsequent marriage of natural parents.

30.

Assurance on life of adopted child under ten years of age.

31.

Affiliation orders, etc.

32.

Restriction of Part I of Children Act, 1908.

33.

Termination of parental authority of public assistance authority.

PART IV.

Registration of Adoption Societies.

34.

Restriction on making arrangements for adoption.

35.

The Adoption Societies Register.

36.

Registration of adoption societies.

37.

Cancellation of registration.

38.

Furnishing of information and inspection of books.

39.

Explanation to mother or guardian as to effect of adoption.

PART V.

Miscellaneous.

40.

Restriction on sending children abroad.

41.

Prohibition upon certain advertisements.

42.

Prohibition of certain payments.

43.

False statements.

FIRST SCHEDULE .

An Bord Uchtála.

SECOND SCHEDULE .

Form of Entry in Adopted Children Register.


Acts Referred to

Vital Statistics and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1952

No. 8 of 1952

Finance Act, 1936

No. 31 of 1936

Legitimacy Act, 1931

No. 13 of 1931

Children Act, 1934

No. 15 of 1934

Public Assistance Act, 1939

No. 27 of 1939

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Number 25 of 1952.


ADOPTION ACT, 1952.


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN. [13th December, 1952.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—