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summary jurisdiction, for the hearing and determination A.D. 1926.
(3) For the purpose of any application under this 5 Act and subject to any rules under this section the
Court shall appoint some person or body to act as guardian ad litem of the infant upon the hearing of the application with the duty of safeguarding the interests
of the infant before the Court, and where the body so 10 appointed is a local authority the Court may authorise
the authority to incur any necessary expenditure, and may direct out of which fund or rate such expenditure is to be defrayed, but nothing in this section shall be
deemed to authorise the Court to appoint a local 15 authority to act as guardian ad litem of an infant except with the consent of that authority.
9. It shall not be lawful for any adopter or for any Restriction parent or parents except with the sanction of the Court on pay.
to receive any payment or other reward in consideration ments or to 20 of the adoption of any infant under this Act or for any
adoption. person to make or give or agree to make or give to any adopter or to any parent or parents any such payment or reward.
10. Where at the date of the commencement of this Provisions 25 Act any infant is in the custody of, and being brought as to
up, maintained, and educated by any person or two existing spouses jointly as his, her, or their own child under any adoptions. de facto adoption, and has for a period of not less than
two years before such commencement been in such 30 custody,and been so brought up, maintained and educated,
the Court may, upon the application of such person or spouses, and notwithstanding that the applicant is a male and the infant a female make an adoption order
authorising him, her, or them to adopt the infant without 35 requiring the consent of any parent or guardian of the
infant to be obtained, upon being satisfied that in all the circumstances of the case it is just and equitable and for the welfare of the infant that no such consent
should be required and that an adoption order should 40 be made.
11.-(1) The Registrar-General shall establish and Adopted maintain at the General Registry Office a register to be children called the Adopted Children Register, in which shall be register.
A.D. 1926. made such entries as may be directed to be made therein
by adoption orders, but no other entries.
(2) Every adoption order shall contain a direction to the Registrar-General to make in the Adopted Children Register an entry recording the adoption in the form 5 set out in the Schedule hereto.
(3) If upon any application for an adoption order there is proved to the satisfaction of the Court
(a) the date of the birth of the infant; and
any entry or entries in the Registers of Births
relates ; the adoption order shall contain a further direction to the Registrar-General to cause such birth, entry or entries in the Registers of Birth, to be marked with the word 15 “Adopted," and to include in the entry in the adoption register recording the adoption the date stated in the order of the adopted child's birth in the manner indicated in the Schedule hereto.
(4) The prescribed officer of the Court shall cause 20 every adoption order to be communicated in the prescribed manner to the Registrar-General, and upon receipt of such communication the Registrar-General shall cause compliance to be made with the directions contained in such order in regard both to marking any entry in the 25 Registers of Birth with the word “ Adopted,” and in regard to making the appropriate entry in the Adopted Children Register.
(5) A certified copy of any entry in the Adopted
of the date of the birth of the adopted child
the same relates; and
of the birth of the adopted child shall be received
(6) The Registrar-General shall cause an index of A.D. 1926. the Adopted Children Register to be made and kept in the General Register Office, and every person shall be
entitled to search such index and to have a certified
all respects upon, and subject to the same terms, condi-
tration Acts, 1836 to 1901, in respect of searches in
in respect of the supply from such office of certified
(7) The Registrar-General shall, in addition to the
such other registers and books, and make such entries
births which has been marked Adopted ” pursuant
Children Register, but such last-mentioned registers and
order of a court of competent jurisdiction, shall the
tion contained in or with any copy or extract from any
(8) Regulations made by the Registrar-General under
Superintendent Registrars and Registrars of Births and
12.-(1) This Act may be cited as the Adoption of Short title, Children Act, 1926.
ment and 35
(2) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of August nineteen hundred and twenty-six.
(3) This Act shall not apply to Scotland or Northern Ireland:
Name and Surname
(Enter Name and
as stated in Adoption
Date of Birth Date of
and Descrip dress and Occupation of of Birth (if tion of Court Signature of Officer
Adopter or Adopters. any) directed by which made. doputod by Registrar. (Enter name, address and
(Entry to bo General to attest Occupation as stated in Adoption Order made as appear.
the Entry. Adoption Order.) to be entered, ing in the
but otherwise Adoption
no entry.) Order).