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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 77: Adopted Children Register

208.Section 77 places a duty upon the Registrar General to continue to maintain the Adopted Children Register and provides for entries to be made in the register.  Subsection (2) provides that the Adopted Children Register is not to be open to public inspection or search. Subsection (3) provides that entries may not be made on the Register unless they are made by adoption orders or by the amendment of adoption orders (subsection (6) and Schedule 1). Subsection (4) provides that a certified copy of an entry on the Register is evidence of an adoption to which it relates. Subsection (5) provides that where the birth information is contained in the Adopted Children Register, a certified copy of that entry is to be treated as a certified copy of an entry in the registers of live births.

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