Welcome to Adoption Australia. The following is a little more information on what is involved in the adoption process.
Adopting a child from China can be a long and complicated process because you are required to meet your local Australian state's requirements as well as China's. The number of Chinese children available for adoption depends on several factors such as how many adoptive families are available in China, and how many suitable families are available in Australia. The adoption process can be different for each state in Australia.
Overseas adoptions vary, but they generally begin with an enquiry, moving into an education program, an application, assessment, and approval. From there children are matched to the potential parents, and then the household travels to visit the child. That moves onto supervision and Visa applications. Once the process is completed, the country governments finalise the adoption.
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 China. We give you estimated costs and fees for the various adoption processes as well as information on international law and how this affects Chinese 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.
We understand that the adoption process is a special time for many families and that is why we want to offer our full support. We feel that the information that we can provide will greatly assist you through the adoption process.
If you have any questions on adopting from china 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.