Back to top
Intercountry Adoption Act (amended)

BILL NO. 44

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007



Private Member's Bill



Intercountry Adoption Act
(amended)



Trevor Zinck
Dartmouth North



First Reading: November 29, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides that a home study respecting prospective intercountry adoptive parents is valid until the adoption has taken place but that after two years the home study must be reviewed annually.

An Act to Amend Chapter 15
of the Acts of 1998,
the Intercountry Adoption Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 15 of the Acts of 1998, the Intercountry Adoption Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 9 the following Section:

9A A determination made for the purpose of Article 5 or Article 17, sub-paragraph d, of the Convention that prospective adoptive parents are eligible and suited to adopt

(a) is valid until the adoption in respect of which it was made has taken place; and

(b) two years after being made, must be reviewed annually.


This page and its contents published by the Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly, and © 2007 Crown in right of Nova Scotia. Created November 29, 2007. Send comments to legc.office@gov.ns.ca.