Latest news

June 2016

Changes to evidence of citizenship for Australian passports

The Australian Passport Office has changed procedures for confirming Australian citizenship of people born overseas and applying for an Australian passport with an Australian birth certificate. These changes may affect adoptees, even those who have previously held an Australian passport. More information can be found by visiting Changes to evidence of citizenship for Australian passports.

May 2016

New intercountry adoption program with Bulgaria

The Attorney-General and the Minister for Social Services have announced a new intercountry adoption program with Bulgaria. More information is available on the Minister for Social Services’ website.

November 2015

New Country Programs

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Attorney-General George Brandis and Minister for Social Services Christian Porter have today announced the opening of new intercountry adoption programs with Poland and Latvia. More information is available on the Prime Minister’s website.

Family and Relationships Services

The Australian Government is committed to providing better support to families and children going through the intercountry adoption process. We are providing up to $3.5 million over four years for family support services to help people through the intercountry adoption process and help to prepare them for the unique challenges of adopting a child from another country. More information is available on the Prime Minister’s website.

Intercountry Adoption Planning Workbook

Intercountry Adoption Australia has developed a Planning Workbook which will guide you through the key steps in the intercountry adoption process and prompt you to record important details and information about your journey. To order a copy of the workbook, please visit Planning Workbook or call Intercountry Adoption Australia.

October 2015

Delegation Visits

Information about Australia’s 2015 delegation visits to South America (Chile, Colombia, Bolivia), the Netherlands (The Hague), Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand is now available by visiting the Attorney-General’s Department’s Intercountry Adoption website.

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