Give input to Adoption Act Review
Adoption in Prince Edward Island is governed by the Adoption Act. Under the current legislation the identities of adopted children, birth parents and adoptive parents cannot be released without consent. Public attitudes about adoption are evolving and an increasing number of individuals have expressed interest in greater access to their own adoption information.
The consultation is closed March 31, 2018. Thank you for your submission.
A report will be written with recommendations based on themes identified from public engagement. The current legislation under the Adoption Act balances the rights and privacy of all parties to an adoption, including the birth parents, the children and the adoptive parents. Government has to consider the rights of all three parties when reviewing potential changes to legislation.