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Children Act 1975

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6(1)In section 26 of the Adoption Act 1958, after subsection (1) there is inserted the following subsection—

(1A)Subsection (1) above does not apply to Scotland, and where the natural parents of an illegitimate child, one of whom has adopted him in Scotland, have subsequently married each other, the court by which the adoption order was made may, on the application of any of the parties concerned, revoke that order..

(2)Section 1 of the Legitimation (Scotland) Act 1968, (requirements and effects of legitimation) is renumbered subsection (1) and at the end there is added the following subsection—

(2)Subsection (1) above shall apply in relation to an illegitimate person who has been adopted by one of his natural parents as sole adoptive parent, where the adopter thereafter marries the other natural parent, as it applies in relation to any illegitimate person, to the effect of rendering that person the legitimate child of both natural parents; and in this Act " illegitimate ", " legitimated " and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly..

(3)In section 6(2) of the said Act of 1968, for the words from " of an adoption order" to " 1958 " there are substituted the words

(under this section or otherwise) of any adoption order within the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1975, in consequence of the marriage of the parents of the adopted person to each other.

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