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The Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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1.  If the court makes an order called a “permanence order” granting authority for the child to be adopted:

@AMP@ndash; your responsibilities and rights as a parent or guardian to regulate the child’s residence and to provide guidance appropriate to the child’s stage of development will be transferred to the local authority;

@AMP@ndash; other rights and responsibilities may be transferred to the local authority or to specified persons;

@AMP@ndash; the adoption agency will then proceed to make arrangements for the child to be placed for adoption as quickly as possible;

@AMP@ndash; the court will grant authority for your child to be adopted which means that your consent to the adoption is not required before the making of an adoption order;

@AMP@ndash; the person wishing to adopt your child will apply to the court in due course and the court, if on investigation considers that this is in your child’s best interests, will make an adoption order without being required to consult you first.

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