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The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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6.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a child brought into the United Kingdom in circumstances where section 58 of the Act applies.

(2) Subsection (6) of section 21 of the Act (restrictions on removal: notice of intention to adopt given) does not apply.

(3) Section 25 of the Act (return of child placed for adoption by adoption agency) applies as if–

(a)for paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) there were substituted “a child is brought into the United Kingdom in circumstances where section 58 applies”;

(b)in subsection (2)–

(i)after “adopters” there were inserted “of the child in question”; and

(ii)for “agency or society” there were substituted “local authority for the area in which they have their home (“the authority”)”;

(c)for “agency or society” in subsection (3) there were substituted “authority”;

(d)in subsection (6)–

(i)for “return” there were substituted “deliver”;

(ii)in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for “agency or, as the case may be, society” there were substituted “authority”;

(e)in subsection (8) for “return” there were substituted “deliver”; and

(f)in subsection (9)–

(i)for “returned” there were substituted “delivered”; and

(ii)for the words from “child's” to the end of that subsection there were substituted “authority”.

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