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1. What does 'discharge of an adoption order' mean?

What does 'discharge of an adoption order' mean? 

Answer

'Discharge of an adoption order' means the undoing or removing of the legal effect of an adoption order. 

If the Court grants a discharge, then the adoption ceases to exist and the person is no longer an adopted person or legally connected to the family that adopted them. They become legally reconnected to their birth family.