USP Electronic Research Repository

Adoption in Fiji

Neelta, Anuleshni (2019) Adoption in Fiji. In: The Plural Practice of Adoption in Pacific Island States. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 15-41. ISBN 978-3-319-95076-1

Full text not available from this repository.


There are three types of adoption recognised and practised in Fiji, namely, inter-family adoption, adoption through residential homes, and intercountry adoption. Fiji does not recognise customary adoption. Adoption cases are heard in the family division of the Magistrates’ Courts and the High Court. The Constitution provides that the best interests of a child are the primary consideration in every matter concerning a child. The law on adoption is currently under review. The Adoption Bill domesticates The Hague Convention and provides for local and intercountry adoption of children and access to information regarding adoption.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2021 21:37
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2021 21:37

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item