Because the Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom under the Act, proceedings for an adoption of a child from the Isle of Man were an inter-country adoption, and so had to be commenced in the High Court. There was, however, nothing to prevent the High Court transferring the case to the County Court in appropriate situations. The need arose even though the Act envisaged a child subject to a freeing order being placed with a Manx couple with a view to adoption.
Gazette 22-Jun-2000, Times 07-Jun-2000, Gazette 15-Jun-2000
Adoption, Children, International
Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.81961