Adoption Act: Consultation Paper (pdf and Word)

This consultation paper, published in August 2016, provides information about the operation of adoption law in Victoria at the time and asks questions, inviting the public to respond. Ensuring that children’s best interests and rights are the main considerations, the Commission looked at

  • Eligibility to adopt and the application process
  • Access to adoption information
  • Birth certificates of adopted people.

The Commission is not examining adoption laws and practices that existed before the Adoption Act 1984, nor the law regarding intercountry adoption programs, nor adoptions by same-sex couples or contact statements.

Download a pdf or Word version of the consultation paper from the link below.

Alternatively, you can view the consultation paper in html format.

Following the consultation paper, the Commission received 61 public submissions and, in February 2017, tabled its final report. 

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10 Aug 2016
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