In July 2015 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs published the General Scheme and Heads of The Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015. Provisions contained in the Bill will give adopted people a legal right to information about their birth parents. Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that parties undertake to respect the right of the child to (preserve) his/her identity. The new Adoption Bill if enacted will go a long way toward ensuring that the rights of adopted children are respected in this way.
- For more information, see:
- Heads and General Scheme of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015
- Flow Chart – Adopted Person Aged 18 years or over whose adoption was effected prior to commencement
- FAQ documents on the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015
- Overview of Adoption (Information anf Tracing) Bill 2015