Adoptions after 2010

From the time an adoption is finalised, adopted people, adoptive parents, birth parents and non adopted siblings may access adoption information (such as birth certificates and adoption orders) for adoptions made in or after 2010.

This allows adoptees to gain a greater understanding of their birth family heritage, identity and culture from an early age and enable birth parents to know more about their child through their growing years. It also encourages the establishment of relationships between adoptees and birth siblings.

Adoption Act 2000 How it affects you Post Adoption for adoptions made after 1 January 2010 provides details about peoples’ rights to adoption information.

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