[57ZS Placement of looked after children with prospective adopters]
[57ZS Placement of looked after children with prospective adopters]

[(1)     Subsection (2) applies where a local authority in England notifies a person—

(a)     who is a local authority foster parent, and

(b)     who has been approved as a prospective adopter,

that a child is to be, or is expected to be, placed with that person under section 22C of the Children Act 1989.

(2)     Where this subsection applies, sections 57ZJ, 57ZL, 57ZN and 57ZP have effect as if—

(a)     references to adoption or placement for adoption were references to placement of a child under section 22C of the Children Act 1989 with a local authority foster parent who has been approved as a prospective adopter;