Published Sunday, 09 December 2012
The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker gave birth to her first child with her partner Simon Konecki on 19 October, but she has yet to speak out about the new arrival or reveal the little boy's name.
It has now emerged that Adele has failed to file the necessary paperwork with registrars within the required 42-day legal deadline and could now be facing a £1,000 fine.
A source tells The Sun newspaper: "Cops are hardly going to be banging on their door tomorrow and it's probably just an oversight on their part. Most parents register their baby within a couple of weeks because it's a nice thing to do - and because there's a maximum fine of £1,000 if they don't. There's loads of reasons why parents are late and millions of couples don't bother for ages."