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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 to do so 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 Order can be sought by an adopted person, a birth parent, an adoptive parent or by the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection. 

It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice in relation to discharging an adoption order.