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3. Who can apply for the discharge of an adoption order?

Who can apply for the discharge of an adoption order?

Answer

An application for a discharge can be made by an 'eligible person'. 

An 'eligible person' is defined as: 

  1. the adopted person to whom an adoption order relates
  2. a birth parent of the adopted person
  3. an adoptive parent of the adopted person
  4. the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection.