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(1)In this Act, “appropriate court”, as respects any application made by virtue of this Act, is to be construed as follows.
(2)If the application relates to a child who is in Scotland when the application is made, the appropriate court is—
(a)the Court of Session, or
(b)the sheriff court of the sheriffdom within which the child is.
(a)the application is for—
(i)an adoption order, or
(ii)a permanence order seeking provision granting authority for the child to whom the order relates to be adopted, and
(b)the child is not in Scotland when the application is made,
the appropriate court is the Court of Session.
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