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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Section 134: Amendment of Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978: overseas adoptions

328.Section 134 makes similar provision to section 87 in relation to Scotland.  It enables Scottish Ministers to make an order specifying the adoption orders which will be recognised in Scotland. It is intended to review which countries’ adoption orders will be recognised in the United Kingdom.  This section allows Scottish Ministers to specify clear criteria that must be met for a country to be included on the revised “designated list”.

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