What is the effect of an Adoption Order?

Upon the order being made, all rights, duties, obligations and liabilities of the parent(s) or guardian(s) in relation to the future custody, maintenance and education of the child shall be extinguished and the adoptive parent(s) shall stand in the position of the parent(s) or guardian(s).

The Registrar of Births and Death will then issue the child’s birth certificate bearing the child’s new name and the name, address and description of each of the adoptive parent. Thereafter, no one shall be permitted to inspect the original entry in the Register of Births or take a copy of such entry unless permitted by the Registrar.