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(1)In this Part" adoption order " means—
(a)an adoption order within the meaning of section 65(1);
(b)an adoption order under the Children Act 1975, the Adoption Act 1958, the Adoption Act 1950 or any enactment repealed by the Adoption Act 1950;
(c)an order effecting an adoption made in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands;
(d)an " overseas adoption " within the meaning of section 65(2); or
(e)any other adoption recognised by the law of Scotland ;
and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly.
(2)The definition of adoption order includes, where the context admits, an adoption order which took effect before the commencement of the Children Act 1975.
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