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Key guidance documents

Executive summary

These policies are intended to provide guidance to prospective adoptive parents and intercountry adoption support organisations at different stages of the intercountry adoption process.

For more information on the intercountry adoption process, including eligibility criteria, immigration requirements and post-adoption support, please visit the Intercountry Adoption Australia website.

Policies

Pre-placement contact by prospective adoptive parents, including travel to countries of origin

Interstate transfer guidelines

Financial contributions and donations by prospective adoptive parents

Donations to organisations in other countries made by local intercountry adoption support organisations

Contact with organisations in another country by intercountry adoption support organisations

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