Adoption Act, 2010

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CitationIR No. 21/2010


Number 21 of 2010


ADOPTION ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 4 May 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Adoption Act 2010. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2/2020), enacted 27 March 2020, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Planning and Development Act 2000 (Subsection (4) of Section 251A) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 165 of 2020), made 8 May 2020, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 21 of 2010


ADOPTION ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 4 May 2020


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Adoption Acts 2010 to 2015: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation (Children and Family Relationships Act 2015, s. 1(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010)

Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), s. 49

Adoption (Amendment) Act 2013 (44/2013)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015), Part 11

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017 (19/2017)

Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Court of Appeal Act 2014 (18/2014)

Adoption (Amendment) Act 2013 (44/2013)

Child and Family Agency Act 2013 (40/2013)

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013)

Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011)

Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (31/2004)

All Acts up to and including Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2/2020), enacted 27 March 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Adoption Act 2010 (Abridged Certificate) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 508 of 2019)

Adoption Act 2010 (Register of Gender Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions) (Fees) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 8 of 2018)

Adoption Act 2010 (Section 85) (Fees) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 7 of 2018)

Adoption Act 2010 (Pre-Placement Consultation Procedure) (Forms) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 606 of 2017)

Adoption Act 2010 (Register of Gender Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions) (Fees) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 537 of 2017)

Adoption Act 2010 (Section 85) (Fees) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 536 of 2017)

Adoption Act 2010 (Consent to Adoption Order) (Forms) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 535 of 2017)

Adoption Authority of Ireland Superannuation Scheme 2017 (S.I. No. 157 of 2017)

Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court (Fees) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 429 of 2014)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (Section 7(2)) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 339 of 2014)

Supreme Court and High Court (Fees) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 24 of 2014)

Supreme Court and High Court (Fees) (No. 2) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 466 of 2013)

Supreme Court and High Court (Fees) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 239 of 2013)

Supreme Court and High Court (Fees) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 110 of 2012)

Adoption Act 2010 (Abridged Certificate) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 611 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 218 of 2011)

Adoption Act 2010 (Section 134) (Forms) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 597 of 2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (Accredited Bodies) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 524 of 2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (Register of Intercountry Adoptions) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 521 of 2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (Pre-Placement Consultation Procedure) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 520 of 2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (Consent to Adoption Order) (Forms) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 519 of 2010) (revoked)

Adoption Act 2010 (Section 85) (Fees) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 518 of 2010) (revoked)

Adoption Act 2010 (Establishment Day) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 512 of 2010)

Adoption Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 511 of 2010)

All statutory instruments up to and including Planning and Development Act 2000 (Subsection (4) of Section 251A) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 165 of 2020), made 8 May 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 21 of 2010


ADOPTION ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 4 May 2020



Acts Referred to

Adoption Act 1952

1952, No. 25

Adoption Act 1964

1964, No. 2

Adoption Act 1974

1974, No. 24

Adoption Act 1976

1976, No. 29

Adoption Act 1988

1988, No. 30

Adoption Act 1991

1991, No. 14

Adoption Act 1998

1998, No. 10

Adoption Acts 1952 and 1964

Adoption Acts 1952 to 1976

Adoption Acts 1952 to 1998

Adoptive Leave Act 1995

1995, No. 2

Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

Army Pensions Act 1959

1959, No. 15

Carer’s Leave Act 2001

2001, No. 19

Child Care Act 1991

1991, No. 17

Children Act 1997

1997, No. 40

Civil Liability Act 1961

1961, No. 41

Civil Registration Act 2004

2004, No. 3

Companies Act 1990

1990, No. 33

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993

1993, No. 8

Courts of Justice and Court Officers (Superannuation) Act 1961

1961, No. 16

Defence Act 1954

1954, No. 18

Ethics in Public Office Act 1995

1995, No. 22

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

2003, No. 9

Guardianship of Infants Act 1964

1964, No. 7

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007

2007, No. 42

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956

1956, No. 26

Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989

1989, No. 6

Legitimacy Act 1931

1931, No. 13

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Married Women’s Status Act 1957

1957, No. 5

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

Medical Practitioners Act 2007

2007, No. 25

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices Act 1938

1938, No. 38

Ministerial, Parliamentary and Judicial Offices and Oireachtas Members (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001

2001, No. 33

Official Languages Act 2003

2003, No. 32

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) Act 1938

1938, No. 34

Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) (Amendment) Act 1968

1968, No. 8

Ombudsman Act 1980

1980, No. 26

Ombudsman for Children Act 2002

2002, No. 22

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

1997, No. 20

Parental Leave Act 1998

1998, No. 30

Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vic. c.93

Prosecution of Offences Act 1974

1974, No. 22

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

2003, No. 29

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

2001, No. 45

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

2004, No. 33

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2007

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

2005, No. 10

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

2005, No. 26

Standards in Public Office Act 2001

2001, No. 31

Status of Children Act 1987

1987, No. 26

Succession Act 1965

1965, No. 27

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001

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