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Adoption (Hague Convention) Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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Para. (1) rep. by 2001 c. 11 (NI)

(2)If the Registrar General is satisfied that an entry in the Register of Births relates to a person adopted under a foreign adoption and that he has sufficient particulars relating to that person to enable an entry in the form set out in[F1 Schedule 2 to the Order of 1987], as modified by this subsection, to be made in the Adopted Children Register in respect of that person, he shall—

(a)make such an entry in the Adopted Children Register; and

(b)if there is a previous entry in respect of that person in that register, mark the entry (or if there is more than one such entry the last of them) with the word “Re-adopted” followed by the name in brackets of the country in which the adoption was effected; and

(c)unless the entry in the Register of Births is already marked with the word “Adopted” (whether or not followed by other words), mark the entry with that word followed by the name in brackets of the country aforesaid;

and for the purposes of this subsection the said[F1 Schedule 2] shall have effect as if column 6 were headed “ Date and place of adoption ” .

(3)If the Registrar General is satisfied—

(a)that a convention adoption order or a foreign adoption has ceased to have effect, whether on annulment or otherwise; or

(b)that any entry or mark was erroneously made in pursuance of subsection (2) in any register mentioned in that subsection;

he may cause such alterations to be made in any such register as he considers are required in consequence of the cesser or to correct the error; and where an entry in such a register is amended in pursuance of this subsection, any copy or extract of the entry shall be deemed to be accurate if and only if it shows the entry as amended but without indicating that it has been amended.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (3), where an entry in the Register of Births is marked in pursuance of subsection (2) and the birth in question is subsequently re-registered under[F2 Article 19 of the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976] (which provides for the re-registration of the birth of a legitimated person) the entry made on re-registration shall be marked in the like manner.

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