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Eligibility for Prefiling Adoption Mediation

Funding for Early Resolution Assistance (ERA) is available for pre filing adoption mediations.

Funding for ERA is available where the applicant:

  • Is a birth parent or family member of the child,
  • is connected to that child through kinship systems, including but not limited to shared cultural, tribal and community connections, where the child subject to the application is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • Is significant to the care, welfare and development of the child,


Note: this is a Pilot that commenced on 7 July 2021 and will end on 30 June 2022.

Note: all mediations will be conducted by the Legal Aid NSW Family Dispute Resolution Unit.