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(1)In subsection (1) of section 50 of the 1976 Act and section 45 of the 1978 Act (Adopted Children Register), for the words from “shall be made” to the end there shall be substituted “such entries as may be—
(a)directed to be made in it by adoption orders, or
(b)required to be made under Schedule 1 to this Act,
and no other entries, shall be made. ”
(2)In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 and 1978 Acts (registration of adoption orders), sub-paragraph (2) shall cease to have effect.
(3)For paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act there shall be substituted—“ Registration of foreign adoptions
3(1)If the Registrar General is satisfied, on an application under this paragraph, that he has sufficient particulars relating to a child adopted under a registrable foreign adoption to enable an entry to be made in the Adopted Children Register for the child—
(a)he must make the entry accordingly, and
(b)if he is also satisfied that an entry in the Registers of Births relates to the child, he must secure that the entry in those Registers is marked “Adopted” or “Re-adopted”, as the case may be, followed by the name in brackets of the country in which the adoption was effected.
(2)An entry made in the Adopted Children Register by virtue of this paragraph must be made in the specified form.
(3)An application under this paragraph must be made, in the specified manner, by a specified person and give the specified particulars.
(4)In this paragraph—
“registrable foreign adoption” means a Convention or overseas adoption which satisfies specified requirements;
“specified” means specified by regulations made by the Registrar General.”;
and the same amendment shall be made to Schedule 1 to the 1978 Act (corresponding provision for Scotland) except that for “the Registrar General” (in both places) there shall be substituted “ the Registrar General for Scotland ”, for “the Registers of Births” there shall be substituted “ the register of births ” and for “those Registers” there shall be substituted “ that register ”.
(4)In paragraph 4(5)(a) of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act and paragraph 4(4)(a) of Schedule 1 to the 1978 Act, after “that” there shall be inserted “ a Convention adoption, ”.
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