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Adoption Act, 1988

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Number 30 of 1988


ADOPTION ACT, 1988


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Adoption orders in respect of children the subject of orders under section 3 (1).

3.

Orders by High Court authorising adoption of children whose parents have failed in their duty towards them.

4.

Evidence to Court.

5.

Court costs.

6.

Amendment of section 3 of Principal Act.

7.

Adaptation of sections 16, 20 and 24 of Principal Act.

8.

Amendment of First Schedule to Principal Act.

9.

Short title, collective citation and construction.


Acts Referred to

Adoption Act, 1952

1952, No. 25

Adoption Act, 1964

1964, No. 2

Adoption Acts, 1952 to 1976

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Number 30 of 1988


ADOPTION ACT, 1988


AN ACT TO PROVIDE, IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES, WHERE THE PARENTS FOR PHYSICAL OR MORAL REASONS HAVE FAILED IN THEIR DUTY TOWARDS THEIR CHILDREN, FOR THE SUPPLYING, BY THE ADOPTION OF THE CHILDREN, OF THE PLACE OF THE PARENTS AND FOR THAT PURPOSE AND OTHER PURPOSES TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE ADOPTION ACTS, 1952 TO 1976. [26th July, 1988]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: