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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 04:18)
Chapter 4 Part 3 Section 45A
45A   Background information about prospective adoptive parents to be made available to birth parents
(1)  If an application to adopt a child is made by a couple, background information relating to the couple that is obtained by the Secretary or principal officer in connection with the application is, at the request of the birth parents of the child, to be provided to the birth parents before any adoption order may be made in relation to that child.
(2)  In this section, background information relating to a couple includes information about the couple’s social and cultural background, religious beliefs, domestic relationship and living arrangements, but does not include any information that identifies the couple.