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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

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59Preliminary order where child to be adopted abroad
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(1)The appropriate court may, on an application by persons (“the prospective adopters”) who the court is satisfied intend to adopt a child under the law of a country or territory outwith the British Islands, make an order vesting parental responsibilities and parental rights in relation to the child in the prospective adopters.

(2)If the court is satisfied that the prospective adopters would meet the requirements as to domicile, or habitual residence, in Scotland which they would require to meet if an adoption order were to be made on their application, the court may not make an order under this section.

(3)An order under this section may not be made unless any requirements prescribed by regulations by the Scottish Ministers are satisfied.

(4)An application for an order under this section may not be made unless at all times during the period of 10 weeks immediately preceding the application the child’s home was with the prospective adopters.

(5)Section 35 has effect in relation to an order under this section as it has effect in relation to adoption orders.

(6)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations provide for any provision of this Act which relates to adoption orders to apply, with or without modifications, to orders under this section.

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