Countries and considerations

We work with partner countries to facilitate intercountry adoptions of children under the Hague Convention. The work we do with these countries is to protect children from trafficking, illegal and ill-prepared adoptions.

Partner countries and country programs

The countries listed under partner countries are active programs. You can also read about country programs that are currently on hold, inactive or have closed.

Is intercountry adoption right for me?

Adopting a child from overseas has many challenges. It’s important you consider if intercountry adoption is right for you and your family.

If you’re unsure about adopting from overseas, you can find out more about alternatives to intercountry adoption.

How do I adopt a child from overseas?

If you decide that adopting a child from overseas is right for you and your family, you can read more about the adoption process. You can also read about other types of overseas adoptions.

Can I access adoption support?

If you, your child or your family need support you can contact the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service.

The service provides counselling support and case management services to help with the issues and challenges unique to intercountry adoption.