Adoption Act: Terms of Reference

At the time of its introduction, the Adoption Act 1984 represented a significant change in Victorian adoption policy. 

The government recognises that adoption is complex, and past adoption practices have resulted in significant trauma for people affected by those practices. The government also acknowledges the positive  experience of adoption for many Victorian children, adult adopted people and their families. 

To ensure that the Adoption Act, now over 30 years old, meets the needs of the children and families it affects, it is time to review the Act to ensure: Read more about Adoption Act: Terms of Reference


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