Local adoption in Australia

The diagram below presents a simplified overview of the local adoption process in Australia.

Diagram: Overview of the local adoption process in Australia

Overview of the local adoption process in Australia

Detailed information on local adoptions can be found in the AIHW Adoptions reports and on the state and territory websites found on the Adoptions links & other information.

Each state and territory has its own legislation that governs local adoption practices. The relevant state or territory authority for adoption works to ensure that local adoption practices follow the regulations set out by their jurisdiction.