11 Restrictions on making of orders in respect of adoption

Before making any interim order or adoption order in respect of any child, the court shall be satisfied—


that every person who is applying for the order is a fit and proper person to have the role of providing day-to-day care for the child and of sufficient ability to bring up, maintain, and educate the child; and


that the welfare and interests of the child will be promoted by the adoption, due consideration being for this purpose given to the wishes of the child, having regard to the age and understanding of the child; and


that any condition imposed by any parent or guardian of the child with respect to the religious denomination and practice of the applicants or any applicant or as to the religious denomination in which the applicants or applicant intend to bring up the child is being complied with.

Compare: 1908 No 86 s 18(1)(c); Adoption Act 1950 s 5 (UK)

Section 11(a): amended, on 1 July 2005, by section 151 of the Care of Children Act 2004 (2004 No 90).