Adopted people now have birth certificate recognition

Adopted persons in NSW can now have their birth certificates to include both their birth and adopted families.

The NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman, announced that the laws would come into effected in November after the introduction and passage of the Adoption Legislation Amendment (Integrated Birth Certificates) Act 2020 by the NSW parliament in September 2020.

There is no additional cost for an integrated birth certificate and it is an important step in encouraging connections between adopted children and their background and cultural heritage.

Integrated birth certificates (IBC) are also available for adoptions that occur prior to November 16 2020.

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