Updated to 26 June 2019 (Act No. 18 of 2019 and S.I. No. 292 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)(a)
S. 3(a) insofar as that section relates to the insertion of: (i) the definition of “donor-conceived child”; (ii) the definition of “father”; (iii) paragraph (b) of the definition of “relevant non-guardian” in s. 3(1) of the Principal Act Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 43(2)
S. 3(a) other than insofar as that section relates to the insertion of: (i) the definition of “donor-conceived child”; (ii) the definition of “father”; (iii) paragraph (b) of the definition of “relevant non-guardian” in s. 3(1) of the Principal Act 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)(a)
S. 3(b) insofar as that section relates to the insertion of paragraph (b) in the definition of “parent” in section 3(1) of the Principal Act Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 43(2)
S. 3(b) other than insofar as that section relates to the insertion of paragraph (b) in the definition of “parent” in section 3(1) of the Principal Act 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)(b)
S. 3(c), (d), (e) 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)
Ss. 4-23 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)
S. 24(1)(a) 1 February 2018 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(2)
S. 24(1)(b)-(d) 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)
S. 24(2) 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)
Ss. 25-43 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)
Sch. 19 October 2017 Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 443 of 2017), art. 3(1)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Not affected

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None