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My sister recent died. She gave a child up for adoption in

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My sister recent died. She gave a child up for adoption in 1969 and he does not know about it. Does he have a right to know?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 2 months ago.

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While she might not be his legal parent, she was still his biological parent so there is nothing that would prevent someone from notifying him if they wanted to do so. But he wouldn't have some type of statutory "right" to that information. It is public knowledge when someone passes so he is as entitled to it as anyone else...


But if she wasn't involved in his life and he had no knowledge of her, then I don't see how informing him now would do anything but cause conflict..





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