- Considering adoption for your child
Information for parents, including Aboriginal parents, who are considering adoption for their child, who is not in out-of-home care
- Alternatives to adoption
Adoption is not the only option you can consider for your baby or child, there is support available and also temporary or long-term foster care.
- Will I still be able to have contact with my child?
Birth parents often have a desire to continue being part of their child's life after adoption. This can be achieved through open adoption.
- The adoption process for birth parents
Information about signing the consent form for adoption, what to do if you change your mind, your child's name before and after adoption, what personal information you can give to your child, and your say in who the adoptive parents are.
- When children in care are adopted
Your child can be adopted if they are in out-of-home care. Read more about the process, consent and court requirements, including how to stop an adoption order.
- What happens when an adoption order is made
Information about adoption orders issued by the NSW Supreme Court, including changes to the child's birth certificate, adoption plans, and access and contact with the child's birth parents.
- What is an adoption plan
Find out more about an adoption plan, which sets out how your child will learn about who they are and where they come from, and how many times per year you can see or contact your child.
- Access to adoption information for birth fathers
How birth fathers can access their child's adoption information, including what to do if your name is not on the child's original birth certificate.