5. Intercountry Adoption

Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 20 November 2001.

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The Association welcomes tighter controls on intercountry adoption and tougher penalties on those seeking to circumvent proper procedures. Very careful consideration needs to be given as to which countries' adoptions will be brought within the definition of clause 83, bearing in mind the experience accumulated in respect of intercountry adoptions over the past decade.