How to apply

State and territory central authorities assess prospective adoptive parent’s eligibility and suitability to adopt against criteria outlined in their own legislation. Applications are made to your relevant state or territory central authority and require detailed information to be provided.

Your state or territory will manage the adoption application process, including submitting an expression of interest, questionnaire or pre-assessment of eligibility where required..

To review some of the key steps in the process of adopting from overseas, visit Countries and consideration .

If you’ve considered all the information about intercountry adoption, and you’ve decided that you’d like to get the process started, please contact us to speak to someone about how the intercountry adoption process may relate specifically to your situation.

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