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Requirements for making interim order

196 Requirements for making interim order

The court may make an interim order only if it is satisfied of the following matters—

(a) the child is present in Queensland;
(b) the child is not prevented from residing permanently in Australia—
(i) under a law of the Commonwealth or a State; or
(ii) by an order of a court of the Commonwealth or a State;
(c) the competent authority has advised the chief executive that arrangements for the adoption have been made—
(i) under the law of the country; and
(ii) if the country is a convention country, under the Hague convention;
(d) the competent authority for the country has agreed to the adoption;
(e) the proposed adoption order will promote the child’s wellbeing and best interests;
(f) if the prospective adoptive parents were selected by the chief executive, they were selected in compliance with part 7 , division 2 ;
(g) each of the prospective adoptive parents—
(i) is an adult; and
(ii) is an Australian citizen or has a spouse who is an Australian citizen; and
(iii) is resident or domiciled in Queensland; and
(iv) is suitable, having regard to the matters stated in part 6 , division 5 ; and
(v) is not pregnant.

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