During the process
Detailed information on the assessment process, requirements and criteria are available from the central authority in your state or territory.
The approval process may include health, police and referee checks as well as interviews with an adoption assessor (social worker or psychologist). If approved, the length of time your approval is valid depends on the state or territory you live in.
As you make your way through the intercountry adoption process, you will often need to communicate with the central authority in your state or territory, and we have listed their contact details via the link below.
We have also provided links to other sources of information that may help clarify, or provide some reassurance on this stage of the adoption process:
- State and territory central authorities
- Waiting times
- Immigration, citizenship and passports
- Realities and risks
- Challenges you may face
- Alternatives to intercountry adoption
- Changes to evidence of citizenship for Australian passports
If you need more information, or would like to speak to someone, please contact us.