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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Adoption of Children in Scotland 5th ed isbn 9780414032217

Adoption of Children in Scotland 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780414016262
New Edition ISBN: 9780414032217
Previous Edition ISBN: 0414011341
Published: December 2010
Publisher: W. Green
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 modernises, improves and extends the system of adoption in Scotland. In response to this important new Act, Peter McNeill and Morag Jack have prepared a 4th edition of the Adoption of Children in Scotland taking into account the following key developments:

  • The classes of persons who may adopt including Joint adoption by unmarried couples;
  • The introduction of new permanence orders for children who cannot live with their families.
  • The repeal of freeing orders

As well as analysing the provisions of the 2007 Act, the authors provide guidance on the application of the new court procedure rules in both the Court of Session and the sheriff court. The new timetable for adoption procedure is designed to obviate delays.

Subjects:
Scots Law
Contents:
Adoption
Who may adopt
The child
Placement of a child for adoption
Petition for adoption
Petition for permanence order
Curator ad litem and reporting officer
Reports
Decision of the court
Opposed petitions and the grounds of opposition
Making the order; register general
Amendment and revocation
Appeal
Expenses
Appendix 1: Statutes and acts of sederunt
Appendix 2: Styles and interlocutors
Appendix 3: Forms of reports
Appendix 4: Overseas register.