Key contacts and support
Bringing a child home is an adjustment for any family. For adopted children, joining your family is a unique and sometimes difficult journey. Your family and child will need to adjust to life together as you get to know each other.
Your family and your child may also need support at different times throughout your adoption journey.
What support can I get?
There is a range of help available, including:
- individual counselling
- family therapy
- group counselling
- telephone counselling
- cultural support
Who can help me?
Your state and territory central authority is your main source of support and advice in the period after you bring your child home.
You can also access intercountry adoption counselling support through the Intercountry Adoption Family Support Service by calling the Intercountry Adoption Support Team on 1300 543 396 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many other organisations that support adoptees, including organisations started by people who went through intercountry adoption. You can find a list of these organisations under local and community support.