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The Access to Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Seeking information from the Registrar General

17.—(1) Where —

(a)an adopted person who has attained the age of 18 years requests information from an adoption agency under section 60(2)(a) of the Act, which would enable him or her to obtain a certified copy of the record of his or her birth; and

(b)the agency does not have that information,

the agency must seek that information from the Registrar General.

(2) Where an adoption agency seeks information from the Registrar General under paragraph (1) the agency must provide the Registrar General in writing with the following information, so far as it is known—

(a)the name, date of birth and country of birth of the adopted person;

(b)the names of that person’s adoptive father or mother;

(c)the date of the adoption order.

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