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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 25 November 2017 at 12:43)
135   Adoptive parent’s rights
(cf AI Act s 7)
(1)  An adoptive parent of an adopted person is entitled to receive (subject to this Act):
(a)  the adopted person’s original birth certificate, and
(b)  the adopted person’s adopted person’s birth record, and
(c)  any prescribed information relating to the adopted person held by an information source.
(2)  Despite subsection (1) (a), the adoptive parents of an intercountry adopted person are entitled to receive the adopted person’s original birth certificate only if such a certificate is held by an information source.
(3)  The adoptive parent is not entitled to receive the original birth certificate or adopted person’s birth record unless the adopted person is 18 or more years old and consents to the adoptive parent receiving it.