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Practice Direction – Forms A58, A60 AND A61

This Practice Direction amends the Practice Direction supplementing Part 4, Rule 17 of the Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules 2005

1. This Practice Direction is made by the President of the Family Division under the powers delegated to him by the Lord Chief Justice under Schedule 2, Part 1, paragraph 2(2) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, and is approved by the Lord Chancellor.

2. The amendments will come into force on 1st September 2009.

3. In the Practice Direction supplementing Part 4, rule 17 of the Family Procedure (Adoption Rules) 2005, substitute the forms set out in the Annex to this Practice Direction for Forms A58 (Application for an adoption order), A60 (Application for an adoption order (foreign element)) and A61 (Application for an order under section 84 (parental responsibility prior to adoption abroad).

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The forms are available on the Judiciary website here.