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The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Child’s entry into the United Kingdom

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23.—(1) Following any agreement under Article 17(c) of the Convention, the prospective adopters must–

(a)notify the adoption agency of their expected date of entry into the United Kingdom with the child;

(b)confirm to the agency when the child is placed with them by the competent authority in the State of origin; and

(c)accompany the child on entering the United Kingdom unless, in the case of a relevant couple, the adoption agency and the CA of the State of origin have agreed that it is necessary for only one member of the couple to do so.

(2) In exceptional circumstances, a nominee of the prospective adopters who has been approved by the adoption agency may accompany the child as mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) instead of the prospective adopters; and in such a case the word “their” in paragraph (1)(a) is to be read as “the nominee's”.

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