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ADOPTION ACT 2009 - SECT 297
Conversion of simple adoption by Childrens Court
297 Conversion of simple adoption by Childrens Court
(1) An adoptive parent of a child under a simple adoption may apply to the
Childrens Court for an order declaring the adoption to have effect as a full
(2) The applicant must serve a copy of the application on the chief
(3) The served copy must state the applicant’s reasons for the
(4) The chief executive must give a copy of the application to
the Commonwealth central authority.
(5) The chief executive is entitled to be
joined as a party to the proceedings concerning the application.
court may make the order only if satisfied—
(a) an adoption compliance
certificate, issued in the convention country in which the adoption was
granted, is in force for the adoption; and
(b) the adoptive parent is
habitually resident in Queensland; and
(c) when the adoption was granted, the
adopted child was habitually resident in the convention country; and
the adopted child is not in Australia when the court proposes to make the
declaration—the child is not prevented from entering Australia—
a law of the Commonwealth or a State; or
(ii) by an order of a court of the
Commonwealth or a State; and
(e) 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.
(7) If the court
makes the order, the adoption has effect as a full adoption.
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