Adoption is the legal process which permanently transfers all the legal rights and responsibilities of being a parent from the child's birth parents to the adoptive parents.
Community Services provides a range of adoption services.
Adoption and Permanent Care Services provides adoption services for
- birth parents who are considering adoption for their child
- people wanting to adopt a child from NSW or overseas.
information about past adoptions
The Adoption Information Unit offers a range of services about past adoptions for people affected by adoption:
- birth parents
- adoptive parents
- other people who have a family connection to an adoption and wish to make inquiries.
adopting a foster child in your care
Community Service Centres can assist foster carers interested in adopting the child in their care.
Find out more about foster care adoption.
Find out more about the change to the allowance for carers who adopt a child in statutory out-of-home care.