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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 17 November 2018 at 02:32)
133C Adopted person’s rights
(1) An adopted person is entitled to receive (subject to this Act):(a) the person’s original birth certificate, and(b) his or her adopted person’s birth record, and(c) any prescribed information relating to the adopted person held by an information source (including prescribed information relating to the adopted person’s birth parents, siblings and adopted brothers and sisters).(2) Despite subsection (1) (a), an intercountry adopted person is entitled to receive his or her original birth certificate only if such a certificate is held by an information source.(3) An adopted person who is less than 18 years of age is not entitled to receive his or her original birth certificate or adopted person’s birth record, or prescribed information, except with the consent of:(a) his or her surviving adoptive parents, or(b) the Secretary if there are no surviving adoptive parents or if they cannot be found or if there is, in the opinion of the Secretary, any other sufficient reason to dispense with their consent.