Children, Seniors and Social Development
June 28, 2019

Provincial Government Begins Review of the Adoption Act, 2013

Today, the Provincial Government commenced a review of the Adoption Act, 2013, which is the legislation that governs the adoption process in Newfoundland and Labrador.

As part of the statutory review, the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, in consultation with the Public Engagement Division, is currently developing a targeted engagement process.

This process will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders and the public to share their input and perspectives on the province’s adoption legislation. Further details on the engagement process will be announced in the coming months.

For more information on the adoption process and the Adoption Act, 2013, visit:

“Today marks five years since the Adoption Act, 2013 was proclaimed and we are pleased to commence this legislative review. As we move forward with the review process, we remain committed to meeting the needs of individuals involved in the adoption process, as well as ensuring that children who are eligible for adoption are matched with loving and supportive families in a timely manner.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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2019 06 28                              2:45 p.m.