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Includes information about the transfer of all parental legal responsibility from the natural parents of a child to someone else. It brings to an end all legal relationships between the natural parents and the child and is regulated by the Adoption Act 1976 and the Children Act 1989.

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Your rights on issues around adoption. Includes the rights of birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the child's rights to information about their birth parents.

1 Adoption - first questions

Information for people who are thinking of adopting and adoptive parents.
Provided by BAAF Adoption & Fostering
9 Can I adopt?

Explains who can adopt, what things will be taken into account, and when you should consider delaying your application to adopt.
Provided by Adoption and Fostering Information Line
7 Adoptions

How to apply for your adoption certificate, your rights to see your original birth details, and how to make contact with adopted people and their relatives.
Provided by Office for National Statistics
4 Pregnant and thinking about adoption?

Explains what adoption is and answers questions including how is an adoption arranged, must the father of the baby give his permission, what if you change your mind, and will you see your child again?
Provided by BAAF Adoption & Fostering

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