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The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2009

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Applications for adoption orders under the 1978 Act

3.—(1) Where, before the appointed day, an application for an adoption order has been made under section 14 (adoption by married couple) or 15 (adoption by one person)(1) of the 1978 Act and not yet determined the provisions of that Act continue to have effect in respect of that application.

(2) Where a court has postponed the determination of an application for an adoption order made under the 1978 Act and granted an order under section 25 (interim orders)(2) of that Act, that order will continue to have effect.

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Sections 14 and 15 were amended by section 15(1) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 c.18.

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Section 25 was amended by the 1995 Act, Schedule 2.

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