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(1)Subsection (2) applies where a child was not placed for adoption with the applicants by an adoption agency.
(2)An adoption order may not be made in relation to the child unless the applicants have, at least 3 months before the date of the order, given notice to the appropriate local authority of their intention to apply for the order.
(3)In subsection (2), “appropriate local authority” means—
(a)where the applicants have their home in Scotland, the local authority within whose area the home is situated,
(b)where they have their home outwith Scotland, any local authority.
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