Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

Visits and enquiries pertaining to adoptions

5. The Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following section for section 12:

“12. The Authority may authorise a member or employee of the Authority or of the Child and Family Agency to—

(a) visit the homes of the child, the guardians of the child, the applicants for an adoption order or the recognition of an intercountry adoption effected outside the State and the person having custody of the child for the purposes of an adoption, and

(b) make enquiries on behalf of the Authority.”.