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The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Adoptions Unit provides a range of programs for people interested in adopting:

  • Intercountry adoption program, provided by the Adoptions Unit, of the Department of Children and Families
  • Local adopt program
  • Step Adoptions

DCF Adoption Unit incorporates a Family Information Service. The service provides information and counselling to adopted people, birth parents, adoptive parents, and former State Wards.

Application Process

Application and Contact registration forms are available on site. Applications will only be accepted by mail with certified ID.

For more information: 

Tel: 08 8922 5519
Fax: 08 8922 7480
Email:[click here to send email]

Post: PO Box 40596, Casuarina, NT 0811
Address: 1st Floor, CasCom 4, Building 2, 13 Scaturchio  Street

Related Links:

There are important changes to some families payments that came into effect from 1 January 2009. If you are the parent of an adopted child, there are changes to Baby Bonus and Maternity Immunisation Allowance that you need to be aware of. For information about these changes and how they may affect you, visit www.centrelink.gov.au and search for "adoption"..