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Leave may be granted for adoption proceedings by prescribed adopting parent

  (1)   Subject to subsection   (2), the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division   2), the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory or the Family Court of a State may grant leave for proceedings to be commenced for the adoption of a child by a prescribed adopting parent.

  (2)   In proceedings for leave under subsection   (1), the court must consider whether granting leave would be in the child's best interests, having regard to the effect of paragraph   60F(4)(a), or paragraph   60HA(3)(a), and of sections   61E and 65J.

Note:   Sections   60CB to 60CG deal with how a court determines a child's best interests.

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