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The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Convention adoptions subject to a probationary period

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32.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies where–

(a)the child has been placed with the prospective adopters by the competent authority of the State of origin in that State and a Convention adoption has been applied for by the prospective adopters in the State of origin, but the placement is subject to a probationary period before the Convention adoption is made; and

(b)the prospective adopters return to Scotland with the child before the probationary period is completed and before the Convention adoption is made in the State of origin.

(2) The relevant local authority must, if requested by the competent authority of the State of origin, submit a report about the placement to the competent authority; and such a report must be prepared within such timescales, and contain such information, as the competent authority may reasonably require.

(3) The reference in paragraph (1)(b) to prospective adopters includes a reference to any nominee mentioned in regulation 23(2).

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