Adoptees’ say on law re­form

The Sunday Times - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple who have been adopted are be­ing asked to share their views on pro­posed changes to WA’s adop­tion laws.

Com­mis­sioner for Chil­dren Colin Pet­tit said the re­cent statu­tory re­view of the Adop­tion Act 1994 had rec­om­mended changes to the Act.

“Adop­tion has a pro­found im­pact on a child’s well­be­ing and all chil­dren and young peo­ple have the right to be heard on de­ci­sions that af­fect them,” he said.

Mr Pet­tit said this was the first spe­cific con­sul­ta­tion on adop­tion in WA held with chil­dren and young peo­ple aged 12-25 years.

To par­tic­i­pate, send an SMS to 0434 327 803, phone 1800 072 444 or email [email protected]

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