Adoption and the law

Contributor

Leonie Hatch, Senior Legal Policy Officer, Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation

Overview

Adoption is legally regulated in Victoria. The primary objective of adoption is to provide a safe, loving family for a child who cannot be cared for by their birth family. Another permanent arrangement for the care of a non-biological child is a permanent care order made by the Children’s Court.

This section includes the following topics:


Note

The law in this chapter is current as at 30 June 2016.


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