Adoption Act 2010

Parental rights and duties.

58.— Upon an adoption order being made, or the recognition under this Act of an intercountry adoption effected outside the State—

(a) the child concerned shall be considered, with regard to the rights and duties of parents and children in relation to each other, as the child of the adopters born to them in lawful wedlock, and

(b) with respect to the child, the mother or guardian of the child, and the child’s father, shall, subject to section 57 , lose all parental rights and be freed from all parental duties.