Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

Amendment of section 16 of Principal Act

6. Section 16 of the Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) A relevant non-guardian of a child, by notice to the Authority, may advise the Authority of his or her wish to be consulted in relation to—

(a) a proposal by an accredited body to place the child for adoption, or

(b) an application by the mother, step parent or relative of the child for an adoption order in respect of the child.”.