Adoption Act, 1998


3.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following for section 5:

“5.—The Board, with the consent of the Minister, may make rules—

(a) for the regulation of its procedure or for any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed, and

(b) governing the consultation that is required by this Act to be carried out with the father or the person who believes himself to be the father of a child before the child is placed for adoption or before an adoption order is made in respect of the child.

5A.—Every rule made by the Board under section 5 and every regulation made by the Minister under section 7C shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the rule or regulation is passed by either House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the rule or regulation is laid before it, the rule or regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”.