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7. I am an intercountry adoptee

I am an intercountry adoptee. Can my adoption order be discharged? Will this affect my citizenship?

Answer

If you are an intercountry adoptee, you can apply for the discharge of your adoption order. There may be particular legal issues depending on what country you were adopted from. 

Anything that lawfully occurred as a result of your adoption - such as obtaining Australian citizenship - should not be affected by your adoption order being discharged. 

It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice about how discharging your adoption order may impact on your situation.