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6(1)If the Registrar General is satisfied, on an application under this paragraph, that the Registrar General has sufficient particulars relating to a child adopted under a registrable foreign adoption to enable an entry to be made in the Adopted Children Register for the child, the Registrar General must make the entry accordingly.
(2)If the Registrar General is also satisfied that an entry in the register of births relates to the child, the Registrar General must secure that the entry in that register is marked “Adopted” or “Re-adopted”, as the case may be, followed by the name, in brackets, of the country in which the adoption was effected.
(3)An application under this paragraph must be made in the prescribed manner by a prescribed person and the applicant must provide the prescribed particulars.
(4)An entry made in the Adopted Children Register by virtue of this paragraph must be made in the prescribed form.
(5)In this paragraph—
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Registrar General with the approval of the Scottish Ministers,
“registrable foreign adoption” means an adoption which satisfies prescribed requirements and which is—
a Convention adoption, or
an overseas adoption.
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