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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 53 - Adopted Children Register and index

192.This section applies to the registration of adoptions by the Registrar General for Scotland (“the Registrar”).

193.By virtue of subsection (1), the Registrar must continue to maintain the Adopted Children Register and an index of the Adopted Children Register.

194.By virtue of subsection (2), entries in the Adopted Children Register must only be made as directed by adoption orders or as required under schedule 1 to the Act.

195.Under subsection (3) the provisions of the Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) concerning the correction of errors in entries in the register of births also apply to entries in the Adopted Children Register.

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