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Adoption and Children Act 2002

Schedule 1: Registration of Adoptions

346.Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 makes provision for an entry of certain adoptions in the Adopted Children Register in accordance with a direction in the adoption order. It deals with the marking of entries in the registers of live-births relating to a child who has been adopted and for marking any entries in the Adopted Children Register relating to a child who has been re-adopted.

347.Paragraph 2 makes provision for registration of adoption orders made in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in the registers of live-births.  It also deals with marking any entry in the Adopted Children Register relating to a person who has been re-adopted in one of these jurisdictions and for cancellation of any such marking where an order has been quashed, revoked or a successful appeal brought.

348.Paragraph 3 deals with registration of other adoptions. It provides for registration of overseas and Convention adoptions which meet specified requirements. These are referred to as “registrable foreign adoptions”.

349.Paragraph 4 makes provision for the amendment of orders and rectification of entries and markings in the Adopted Children Register and the registers of live-births. Paragraphs 5 and 6 deal with re-registration of birth and cancellation in registers on legitimation.

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