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The Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Declaration by a relevant parent

8.  You will also be asked to decide whether you wish to be involved in any future questions concerning your child’s adoption. If you decide that you do not, the adoption agency will ask you to sign a form declaring this. The form, called a “Declaration by a Relevant Parent”, will then be given to the court, so that your wishes will be recorded by the court when the freeing order is made. If you make a “Declaration” you will not be given any more information after the freeing order is granted, and you will not be advised of any outcome of any adoption application. Where you have made a Declaration and subsequently change your mind, you may receive information about your child if you advise the adoption agency in writing.

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