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Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Abroad (Nigeria) Order 2021

Section 9(4) of the Children and Adoption Act 2006 provides for the Secretary of State by order to declare that special restrictions are to apply for the time being to the bringing of children into the United Kingdom from a country or territory outside the British Islands in certain cases involving adoption.

Section 11(1) of that Act provides that those special restrictions are that the appropriate authority is not to take any step, which might otherwise have been taken, in connection with furthering the bringing of children into the United Kingdom in those cases. Section 11(2) provides that the relevant steps may be taken if the prospective adopters satisfy the appropriate authority (defined in section 11(4)) that the authority should take those steps despite the special restrictions.

By article 2 of this Order, the Secretary of State declares that special restrictions are to apply to Nigeria.

For the Order, click here.

22/1/21