(750 ILCS 50/20a) (from Ch. 40, par. 1525)
    Sec. 20a. Construction of Act. The best interests and welfare of the person to be adopted shall be of paramount consideration in the construction and interpretation of this Act. It is in the best interests of persons to be adopted that this Act be construed and interpreted so as not to result in extending time limits beyond those set forth herein.
(Source: P.A. 88-550, eff. 7-3-94.)