NSW birth certificates recognise adoption

Attorney General Mark Speakman says the new inclusive birth certificates will modernise the most important legal identity document by including an adopted person’s full history.

Adopted people will now have the option to use a birth certificate that includes information about their parents and siblings at birth, as well as their parents and siblings after they have been adopted.

Under the current law, a birth certificate issued by the Registrar of Births Deaths & Marriages after a person is adopted can only record the child’s adoptive parents and any adoptive siblings, making no reference to the birth parents.

Source: NSW birth certificates recognise adoption | The Young Witness | Young, NSW

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