Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

Parental rights and duties

25. The Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following section for section 58:

“58. Subject to section 58A, upon an adoption order being made, or the recognition under this Act of an intercountry adoption effected outside the State—

(a) the child concerned shall be considered, with regard to the rights and duties of parents and children in relation to each other as the child of the adopter or adopters, and

(b) with respect to the child—

(i) the mother or guardian of the child, and

(ii) every relevant non-guardian of the child,

shall, subject to section 57, lose all parental rights and be freed from all parental duties in respect of the child.”.