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The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Abroad) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007;

“request” means a request that is made in writing by the prospective adopters stating that the Scottish Ministers should take any step as mentioned in section 64(1) of the Act despite an order having been made under section 62(3) of the Act in relation to the State of origin; and

“the State of origin” means the country or territory from which the prospective adopters wish to bring a child into the United Kingdom.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations the Scottish Ministers are “satisfied that the case is exceptional” if they are satisfied that they should take any step as mentioned in section 64(1) of the Act despite an order having been made under section 62(3) of the Act in relation to the State of origin.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication as defined in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1) which has been recorded and is consequently capable of reproduction.

(4) An electronic communication may only be sent to a person if that person has consented in writing to the use of that method of communication and transmission is to an e mail address provided by the recipient.

(5) An electronic communication shall be taken to be received on the day after the day of its transmission.

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2000 c. 7; as amended by paragraph 158 of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

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