Adoption Act, 1974

Amendment of section 15 of Principal Act.

8.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for section 15 of the following section:

“15. (1) A consent shall not be valid unless it is given after the child has attained the age of six weeks and not earlier than three months before the application for adoption.

(2) The Board shall satisfy itself that every person whose consent is necessary and has not been dispensed with has given consent and understands the nature and effect of the consent and of the adoption order.”