Adoption Policy


The Child Protection Party is currently reviewing its adoption policy. If you were adopted and would like to offer your suggestions on what the policy should look like, please leave your comments below.

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11 comments


  • Isabell Collins

    A child should only be adopted when he or she is old enough to make an informed and independent decision. Contrary to community perceptions, adoption does no protect a child from abuse or neglect. Too many adopted people have talked about this, but sadly almost always falls on deaf ears. Having a policy that assists in the prevention of abuse and neglect would be far more worthwhile for the child.


  • Janette

    I agree overall but two points. Number 4 – why do family connections have to be exhausted? What about cases where someone has been a foster parent to a child for several years and then wants to adopt them? Why should a family member get preference? Number 8 – I think this needs to have a caveat to ensure abusive patents do not have access of any kind to their biological children.


  • Denise

    Number 6 is interesting to say the least!!


  • Anne McEncroe

    I was 70 when I found out I was adopted. This should never be allowed to happen again. And original birth certificates should never be cancelled on adoption. That is my most disturbing experience on finding out!


  • Peter Capomolla Moore

    As an Adoptee with lived experience I am extremely disappointed that you would so naively advocate for adoption – I have two birth certificates – 0ne real one and one “Fake” Fabricated Birth Certificate that says I was born to Adoptive parents – what a delusional lie, designed to deceive. I have lost all – Loving me to the moon and back would never replace my biological family, my history , my culture, my identity, my vital family medical history – Adoption is a breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – put simply Adoption is child abuse which scars the child then the adult, then inter-generational – my children & grandchildren are affected by my adoption – I cannot believe you could condone stealing a child then adults identity – there are many alternatives to Adoption – I have a foster child who has been in my care for nearly 9 years, I care so much for that child I would never traumatise them by Adoption, they have a biological family, they would never want my surname, they have their own.They would never want to be severed from their siblings and family for life. Adoption is a life sentence. At 62 I am still controlled by the Adoption Act under which I am still defined as a child – rethink this I am happy to discuss this at length if you are really concerned with the known long term effects of adoption – PS your email field will not accept my official email address


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