What are the considerations that the Court will take into account before making an adoption order?

The Court must be satisfied that:-

(1) the parent or guardian who has consented to the adoption understands the nature and effect of an adoption order, i.e. that the order will permanently deprive him/her of his/her parental rights over the child;

(2) the order will be for the welfare of the child, and if the Court is satisfied that the child is of an age to have sufficient understanding, due consideration will be given to his/her wishes;

(3) the parent or guardian has not received or agreed to receive and that no person has made or given or agreed to make or give to the parent or guardian any payment or other reward in consideration of the adoption except as sanction by the Court.