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The Registration of Foreign Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Requirements for registration

7.—(1) An application for an entry to be made in the Adopted Children Register in respect of a Convention adoption may be made only if the person making the application provides–

(a)the Article 23 certificate made under the Convention by the central authority of the appropriate Convention country or territory in respect of the adoption, or a copy of that certificate certified as a true copy of the original by a notary public or equivalent officer; and

(b)where appropriate, a translation of that certificate into English certified by the translator as a correct translation.

(2) An application for an entry to be made in the Adopted Children Register in respect of an overseas adoption may be made only if the person making the application provides–

(a)either–

(i)a certified copy of the adoption order made in respect of the adopted child; or

(ii)a certified copy of an entry made in respect of the adopted child, in accordance with the law of the country or territory concerned, in a public register relating to the recording of adoptions, and showing that the adoption has been effected; and

(b)where appropriate, a translation of that order or entry into English certified by the translator as a correct translation.

(3) In paragraph (2)(a) above a copy is certified if it is certified as a true copy of the original order or entry by the court or other competent authority that made that order or entry.

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