Adoption Act, 1991

Foreign adoptions effected in place of domicile of adopters.

2.—(1) A foreign adoption (whether effected before or after the commencement of this Act) effected in, or recognised under the law of, a place in which either or both of the adopters were domiciled on the date on which the adoption was effected shall be deemed, unless such deeming would be contrary to public policy, to have been effected by a valid adoption order made on that date.

(2) This section and sections 3 , 4 and 5 of this Act are in substitution for any rule of law providing for the recognition of adoptions effected outside the State.