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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 41A

Registering adoptions

41A Registering adoptions

(1) This section applies if—
(a) the registrar receives, under the Adoption Act 2009 , section 289 , a notice of the making of a final adoption order; or
(b) the registrar receives, under the Adoption Act 2009 , section 290B , a notice to record an adoption granted in another country.
(2) This section also applies if—
(a) the registrar receives—
(i) an original copy of a relevant order of another jurisdiction; or
(ii) a copy of a relevant order of another jurisdiction certified as a true copy by an officer with authority under the law of that jurisdiction to certify the copy; or
(iii) a notice of the making of a relevant order of another State from an officer in that State with authority under the law of that State to give the notice; and
(b) the relevant order relates to a person whose birth or previous adoption is registered in Queensland.
(3) The registrar must register the adoption by incorporating into the adopted children register the notice or copy mentioned in subsection (1) or (2) .
(4) Also, the registrar must close the adopted person’s birth entry and any previous adoption entry by—
(a) noting, on the birth entry or previous adoption entry (each of which is a
"closed entry" ), a reference to the new adoption entry; and
(b) noting, on the new adoption entry, a reference to the closed entry or entries.
(5) In this section—

"relevant order" , of another jurisdiction, means an order made in the jurisdiction corresponding to a final adoption order.

"State" includes New Zealand.



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