Reworked Adoption Bill will give children and parents more rights

Reworked Adoption Bill will give children and parents more rights

The new amendment would involve the state giving birth parents six months to come forward and object to a disclosure of information about them to their children

Lawyers working in the area of adoption information have given a cautious welcome to the news that children’s minister Katherine Zappone and Labour Senator Ivana Bacik are working on a new amendment to the controversial Adoption Bill.

Zappone and Bacik’s amendment would involve the state giving birth parents six months to come forward and object to a disclosure of information about them to their children.

If an application for information is made by...

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