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Make adult adoption legal in Queensland as it is in other States

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Leanne Maree Davis
16 Baxendell Place

Total Signatures - 333

Sponsoring Member: Mr Nick Dametto MP

Posting Date: 7/12/2018

Closing Date: 5/06/2019

Tabled Date: 11/06/2019

Responded By: Hon Di Farmer MP on 11/07/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the absence of Queensland legislation that permits adult adoption, which would formalise an existing parent-child relationship. There are several scenarios where adult adoption would benefit families, such as a step-child who has reached adulthood and grown fond of their step-parents, an adult adoptee who has found their birth family and wishes to be adopted by them or a way to create legal inheritance rights within a relationship. Adult adoption of a person 18 years of older is currently legal in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to: legalise adult adoption in Queensland as has been done in other States.