2017 – VLRC Review of the Adoption Act

The Commission’s review of the current Adoption Act 1984 is completed in February and tabled in Parliament on 7 June 2017. The Commission makes 88 recommendations to modernise the Act—the main one being that Victoria needs a new Adoption Act. The Commission also recommends the introduction of Integrated Birth Certificates for adopted people and the provision of specialist post-adoption support services for adopted adults, natural parents, natural relatives and children of adopted people.

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