M-35.1.3 - Act to implement the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

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7. A child habitually resident in Québec may not be adopted by a person habitually resident outside Québec unless that person obtains an order of the competent tribunal in Québec conferring parental authority on the person and authorizing the transfer of the child outside Québec with a view to his or her adoption.
Before granting such an order, the court shall ascertain that the rules of the Convention have been complied with and, in particular, that the agreements referred to in subparagraph c of article 17 have been given.
The rules of the Civil Code pertaining to orders of placement do not apply to the order referred to in the first paragraph.
2004, c. 3, s. 7.