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The Registration of Foreign Adoptions Regulations 2003

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5.  (1)  An application under paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act (entry of registrable foreign adoptions in Adopted Children Register) shall be made in the manner specified in this regulation.

(2) An application must be—

(a)made in writing; and

(b)signed by the person making the application.

(3) An application made in accordance with paragraph (2) shall be sent to the Registrar General together with—

(a)in the case where the application is not in English or Welsh, a translation into English of that application;

(b)in the case of a Convention adoption(1), the copy of the certificate sent to the adoptive parents by the relevant Central Authority in accordance with regulation 22 of the Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention) Regulations 2003(2); and

(c)in the case of an overseas adoption(3), the evidence in accordance with article 4 of the Adoption (Designation of Overseas Adoptions) Order 1973(4), that the adoption has been effected.

(1)

The term “Convention adoption” is defined in section 72(1) of the 1976 Act as amended by section 8 of the 1999 Act.

(2)

S.I. 2003/118.

(3)

The term “overseas adoption” is given a meaning by virtue of section 72(2) of the 1976 Act as amended by paragraph 3(8) of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Act and section 87(1)(b) and (4) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

(4)

S.I. 1973/19; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1993/690.

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