Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

Amendment of section 97 of Principal Act

37. Section 97 of the Principal Act is amended, in subsection (1), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) governing the consultation that is required by this Act to be carried out with a relevant non-guardian (which shall include a person who believes himself to be the father) of a child before the child is placed for adoption or before an adoption order is made in respect of that child.”.