Review of the Adoption Act 1984: Report (pdf and Word)

The Commission's review of the Adoption Act was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 7 June 2017. Ensuring children’s best interests and rights were the main considerations, the report considered: 

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

The Commission was not asked to examine 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.

Follow the links to read the chapters and other sections of the report.

Alternatively, view the Adoption report as html.

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07 Jun 2017
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