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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

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39Meaning of “adoption” in Chapter 3

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(1)In this Chapter, “adoption” means—

(a)adoption by an adoption order,

(b)adoption by an adoption order as defined in section 46(1) of the 2002 Act,

(c)adoption by an order made, or having effect as if made, under Article 12 of the Northern Ireland Order,

(d)adoption by an order made in the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands,

(e)a Convention adoption,

(f)an overseas adoption, or

(g)an adoption recognised by the law of Scotland and effected under the law of any other country;

and related expressions are to be interpreted accordingly.

(2)References in this Chapter to adoption do not include an adoption effected before the day on which this Chapter comes into force.

(3)Any reference in an enactment to an adopted person within the meaning of this Chapter includes a reference to an adopted child within the meaning of Part IV of the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 28).

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