Adopting a child from overseas
If you wish to adopt a child from overseas, you must meet the criteria of the country you want to adopt from.
Australia has an established legal arrangement with all of the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka.
To find out more about international adoption law go to the Hague Convention on Private International Law website.
For more information about adopting a child from overseas contact the Northern Territory Adoptions Unit.
Last updated: 22 September 2020
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