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Adoption Act 2000 (2000 - )

  • Adoption Act 2000

    Adoption Act 2000, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
2000
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/act/2000-75.pdf

The Adoption Act 2000 (75/2000) was 'an Act with respect to the adoption of children and access of information relating to an adoption; to repeal the Adoption of Children Act 1965 and the Adoption Information Act 1990; to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 with respect to registration of adoptions and adopted persons' birth records'. It was an overhaul of legislation that incorporated many of the changes in social and community attitudes towards marriage and parenthood in the period since the passage of Adoption Act 1965. It governed both adoptions and adoption information. In 2014 it was current.

Timeline

 1866 - 1901 Destitute Children Act 1866
 1869 - 1901 Reformatory Schools Act 1866
       1881 - 1901 State Children Relief Act 1881
       1892 - 1902 Children's Protection Act 1892
       1901 - 1905 Reformatory and Industrial Schools Act 1901
             1849 - 1901 Infant Convicts Act 1849
             1901 - 1923 State Children Relief Act 1901
             1902 - 1923 Children's Protection Act 1902
             1904 - 1923 Infant Protection Act 1904
             1905 - 1923 Neglected Children and Juvenile Offenders Act 1905
                   1901 - 1939 Infant Convicts Adoption Act 1901
                   1923 - 1939 Child Welfare Act 1923
                         1939 - 1987 Child Welfare Act 1939
                               1965 - 2003 Adoption of Children Act 1965
                               1990 - 2003 Adoption Information Act 1990
                                     2000 - Adoption Act 2000

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Adoption Act 2000
Title
Adoption Act 2000
Type
Document
Date
2000
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Naomi Parry