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Adoption and Children Act 2002

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Registration of other adoptions

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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 he must make the entry accordingly.

(2)If he is also satisfied that an entry in the registers of live-births or other records relates to the child, he must—

(a)secure that the entry is marked “Adopted”, followed by the name, in brackets, of the country in which the adoption was effected, or

(b)where appropriate, secure that the overseas registers of births are so marked.

(3)An application under this paragraph must be made, in the prescribed manner, by a prescribed person and the applicant must provide the prescribed documents and other information.

(4)An entry made in the Adopted Children Register by virtue of this paragraph must be made in the prescribed form.

(5)In this Schedule “registrable foreign adoption” means an adoption which satisfies prescribed requirements and is either—

(a)adoption under a Convention adoption, or

(b)adoption under an overseas adoption.

(6)In this paragraph—

(a)“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Registrar General with the approval of the Chancellor of the Exchequer,

(b)“overseas register of births” includes—

(i)a register made under regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 41(1)(g), (h) or (i) of the British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61),

(ii)a record kept under an Order in Council made under section 1 of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Special Provisions) Act 1957 (c. 58) (other than a certified copy kept by the Registrar General).

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