Adoption Act, 1988

Amendment of section 3 of Principal Act.

6.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), section 3 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “child”:

“‘child’ means (save where the context otherwise requires) any person who is under the age of 18 years;”.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Acts shall apply and have effect in relation to any person whatsoever who is under the age of 21 years and as respects whom an application for an adoption order was made and was not determined before the commencement of this Act as if subsection (1) had not been enacted.