"The Adoption and Children Act 2002" contains the most radical changes to adoption law for over 25 years. The Act repeals and replaces the Adoption Act 1976 and amends the Children Act 1989. Significant detail is provided in Regulations. This clear and practical guide provides authoritative guidance to the new legislation. The full text of the 2002 Act is set out together with its associated primary and secondary legislation. The book covers both England and Wales and includes relevant further reference materials where necessary.