Out-of-home care adoption
Find out more about the process of adopting a child who is in out-of-home care or in your foster care, and the out-of-home care adoption allowance.
Out-of-home care adoption allowance (means-tested)
In March 2017 the NSW Government announced its commitment to provide more children and young people with a safe and stable home through open adoption (unless the child or young person is Aboriginal), including the introduction of a means-tested adoption allowance.
This allowance helps children who have been adopted from out-of-home care and require ongoing financial support to meet their needs.
The adoption allowance acknowledges the higher costs associated with children in out-of-home care who require ongoing – and sometimes intensive – support to meet their educational, social, physical and emotional health needs.
Access to the allowance is linked to eligibility to receive Family Tax Benefit Part A.
For more information contact:
NGOs may also email OOHC.Adoption-HeadOffice@facs.nsw.gov.au.