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The Registration of Foreign Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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2.  In these Regulations–

“the 1978 Act” means the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978;

“the Adopted Children Register” has the same meaning as in section 45 of the 1978 Act(1);

“central authority” has the same meaning as in the Convention;

“the Convention” means the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption, concluded at the Hague on 29th May 1993(2);

“Convention adoption” means an adoption effected under the law of any country or territory outside the British Islands in which the Convention is in force, and certified in pursuance of Article 23(1) of the Convention; and

“overseas adoption” has the same meaning as in section 65(2) of the 1978 Act(3).

(1)

Section 45, which requires that the Registrar General for Scotland maintain the Adopted Children Register, has been relevantly amended by the 1999 Act, section 12.

(2)

The text of the Convention (so far as material) is as set out in Schedule 1 to the 1999 Act.

(3)

The definition in section 65 is amended prospectively by the 1999 Act, Schedule 2, paragraph 4, and the power to specify the description of an overseas adoption has been exercised by S.I. 1973/19, as amended by S.I. 1993/690 and 1995/1614.

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