Adoption Law

Welcome to Adoption Australia. The following is a little more information on what is involved in the adoption process.

If you are wanting to adopt a child in Australia, you must go through the state adoption department. You can not adopt privately, even if you are wanting to adopt form overseas you must use the correct public system. This is to protect the interests of the child and to make sure that all adoptions follow the Hague Convention. Some aspects of the adoption process can be confusing and it can be difficult to know how to go about things the right way - that's why we would like to help.

Our service provides detailed information on the adoption process in your state, information on adopting a child from Australia, and information on inter-country adoption. We also share with you our recommendations on what you may need to do to meet the eligibility criteria of your local state adoption department and details on the eligibility criteria from countries that are open to adoption by Australian families. We give you estimated costs and fees for the various adoption processes as well as information on international law and how this affects inter-country adoptions, and recommendations to ensure everything you do is above board and meets international law. We provide you with information regarding alternative options, as well as details on single parent and gay or lesbian household adoptions. Along with that information, we also include contact details for agencies, support groups and non-governmental organisations involved in the adoption process.

If you have any questions on adoption laws Australia or about other issues involved with adoption, please fill in the form on our services page.

If you have any questions on Adoption Australia or about other issues involved with adoption, please fill in the form on our services page.

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