Adoption and Parentage Procedure

Approximately eighty adoptions matters are heard in the County Court each year. Adoptions are managed under the Adoption Act 1984 and the Adoption Regulations 2008.

Information regarding adoptions and the application process is detailed in the documents below.

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County Court Guide to making an Application for Adoption (as at 1.7.2016).doc View/Download File type msword icon (2.51 MB)
Adoption Forms (as at 17.02.2016).doc View/Download File type msword icon (68.50 KB)
Substitute Parentage Order Kit.doc View/Download File type msword icon (61.00 KB)
Substitute Parentage Order forms.doc View/Download File type msword icon (48.50 KB)
CCV Process for Registration Orders.docx View/Download File type vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document icon (81.52 KB)
Registration Order Application Form.doc View/Download File type msword icon (38.50 KB)
Registration Draft Order.docx View/Download File type vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document icon (17.94 KB)