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2. What are the circumstances that could lead to the discharge of an adoption order?

What are the circumstances that could lead to the discharge of an adoption order?

Answer

Adoption orders may be discharged by the Court on the grounds that it is in the best interests of the adopted person, taking into account their rights and welfare. 

An adoption order may also be discharged where the order or consent to the adoption order was obtained by fraud, duress or other improper means. 

A discharge can be sought by parties to an adoption, particularly adopted people, who feel aggrieved by their adoption and who wish to have the adoption undone. 

There may be other circumstances that may lead to the Court discharging an adoption order.