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6. I have a veto in place

I have a veto in place and I am concerned about someone getting identifying information about me from the adoption file?

Answer

While your veto is in place your identifying information cannot be released. 

After the end of the 5 year transition period, if the other parties apply for it, identifying information about you that is currently held in the adoption file may be made available to them. 

Support is available to you from the Department for Child Protection and the Post Adoption Support Services to help you prepare for this. 

You may give notice to the department if you believe release of your identifying information may give rise to a serious risk to your life or safety. 

If you are an adopted person who was adopted before 17 August 1989 and you believe that release of your identifying information is not in your best interests, you may give notice to the department.