Adoption Act, 1998

Where adopters' domicile or residence is elsewhere than place of effecting foreign adoption.

12.—(1) The Act of 1991 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following after section 4:

“4A.—A foreign adoption (whether effected before or after the commencement of this section) effected in a place in which neither of the adopters was domiciled, habitually resident or ordinarily resident on the date on which the adoption was effected, but not recognised under the law of the place in which either or both of the adopters were on that date domiciled, habitually resident or ordinarily resident, as the case may be, solely because the law of that place did not provide for the recognition of adoptions effected outside that place, 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 or on such commencement, whichever is the later.”.

(2) Subsection (1) shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 30th day of May, 1991.