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Name: Adoption of Children Act (Cap. 46:03).
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2000-10-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2000-10-20, Vol. 39, No. 203, pp. 903-931 (DOC.NORMES)
ISN: TTO-2000-L-62950
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=62950&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2000-10-20, Vol. 39, No. 203, pp. 903-931 (DOC.NORMES)
Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Legislation, Trinidad and Tobago, 29 p. PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago PDF of unofficial consolidated version to 31/12/2015 PDF of unofficial consolidated version to 31/12/2015 (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2017-10-04)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on adoption of children. Gives effect to International Convention on Rights of the Child, 1990. Divided into 8 parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II establishes Adoption Board, and defines its functions and powers. Responsibilities of Board include making of recommendations to court as to whether in its view adoption is in the best interest of the child whose adoption is sought. Part III regulates arrangements for adoption. Part IV provides for freeing of child for adoption. Parts V and VI deal with issue, registration and effects of adoption orders. Part VII provides for overseas adoption. Finally, Part VIII contains miscellaneous provisions.
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