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The Adoption (Disclosure of Information and Medical Information about Natural Parents) (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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4.  Where an adopted person who has attained the age of 16 years, if in Scotland, or 18 years, if in England or Wales, requests adoption support services under section 9 of the Act, or is seeking information under section 60, 61 or 62 of the 2002 Act, an adoption agency may disclose the information, which it has relating to that person’s adoption, to—

(a)the local authority for the area in Scotland where the adopted person lives, if the adopted person has requested adoption support services from that authority;

(b)the local authority for the area in Scotland where the court, which made the adoption order sat, if the adopted person has requested adoption support services from that authority;

(c)the Registrar General for England and Wales;

(d)the local authority for the area in England and Wales where the adopted person lives, if the adopted person has sought information from that authority; and

(e)the local authority for the area in England or Wales where the court, which made the order relating to the adopted person sat, if the adopted person has sought information from that authority.

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