Intercountry adoption is a formal process that occurs when an Australian citizen or permanent resident, who is residing in Australia, adopts a child from another country through the authorities in their Australian state or territory.
The principles and standards of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption must be met, regardless of whether the partner country has signed the Convention.
- Roles and responsibilities for intercountry adoption in Australia
- The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption
- Intercountry adoption legislation
- Country programs
- Key policy documents