Adoption is a way to provide a permanent family for children who, for various reasons, cannot live with their birth family. The legal adoption process establishes a permanent parent-child relationship between a child and his or her adoptive parents. Adoption also removes the legal relationship between the child and his or her birth parents and extended family.
Adoption Services is responsible for providing services in Queensland for:
It is unlawful to attempt to privately arrange an adoption in Queensland.
Information about adoption support and services can now be found on the Queensland Government website. Visit our adoption page for information about:
Read about the legislation administered by the department and the policies and procedures relating to adoption.