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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 23 June 2018 at 04:50)
57   Definitions
In this Act:
counsellor means a person of a class or description, and having the qualifications and functions, prescribed by the regulations.
informed consent means consent given after a person has been given the mandatory written information.
mandatory written information, in relation to the adoption of a child, means written information on the following:
(a)  the alternatives to the adoption,
(b)  financial and other support services available whether or not the child is relinquished for adoption,
(c)  possible emotional effects, both short and long term, of relinquishing the child for adoption,
(d)  the legal process of adoption (including the consents required and effect and way of revoking consent, the selection procedure, the role of adoption plans, the role of the Court and review and appeals procedure) and the legal consequences of each stage in the process,
(e)  the duties and responsibilities of the Secretary and principal officer in relation to the placement of the child,
(f)  the rights and responsibilities of other parties to the adoption, including access to information about, or contact with, the other parties to the adoption,
(g)  any other matter prescribed by the regulations.