Adoption Act, 1991

Foreign adoptions effected in place of habitual residence of adopters.

3.—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 habitually resident 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—

(a) on that date, or

(b) on such commencement,

whichever is the later.