Adoption Act, 1952

Subsequent marriage of natural parents.

29.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the validity of an adoption order in respect of an illegitimate child and the provisions of this Act in regard to the effects of the order shall not be affected by the subsequent marriage of his natural parents and the Legitimacy Act, 1931 (No. 13 of 1931), shall not apply to the child unless the order is set aside.

(2) (a) Subsection (1) shall not apply where the child has been adopted by one of his natural parents and their subsequent marriage would, apart from that subsection, legitimate the child.

(b) In that case, the Legitimacy Act, 1931 , shall apply and the adoption order shall cease to be in force.

(c) Upon the re-registration of the birth of the child under that Act an tArd-Chláraitheoir shall cancel the entry in the Adopted Children Register and notify the Board accordingly.