What rights do adopted children have?

The law applying to adopted children depends, to a certain degree, on when they were adopted. For children adopted before 30th December 2005, The Adoption Act 1976 applies, whereas those adopted after that date, The Adoption and Children Act 2002 is relevant. That said, many of the rules contained within the two pieces of legislation are very similar and overlap. Here, we take a look at the rights of adopted children.