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Consultation on the Review of Intercountry Adoption Legislation, 11/10/11 - 03/01/12 [E/NI/S/W]

Department for Education, Scottish Government Children and Families Directorate, and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland are jointly consulting on consultation in relation to proposed changes to the Adoption (Designation of Overseas Adoptions) Order 1973.

The 1973 Order lists the countries whose adoptions are classified as 'overseas adoptions' for the purposes of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 and the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 and are recognised as adoptions in the United Kingdom under that legislation. Although the 1973 Order applies to England and Wales only, this consultation is UK wide as the 1973 Order is incorporated into the law of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man have their own similar legislation.

Responses should be sent to ica.consultation@education.gsi.gov.uk

or Paul Kelly, Intercountry Adoption Team, Department for Education, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG by 3 January 2012.

For full details see Consultation on the Review of Intercountry Adoption Legislation which is available from the Department for Education website.


Further Information

Consultation on the Review of Intercountry Adoption Legislation