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Are there plans for your child to be adopted ?

Legal Aid NSW can help you

What is adoption?


Adoption is a legal process that permanently hands over all the rights and responsibilities that a parent has from the parents who gave birth to the child to someone else—the adoptive parents.

Are there plans for your child to be adopted?

If Family and Community Services, or another agency that provides care for your children, are talking to you about adoption, you may:

  • want to know what rights and options you have
  • be worried about the contact you will have with your children after they are adopted, or
  • not want the adoption to happen.

How can Legal Aid NSW help?


We can help you to understand how the law works and what will happen if your child is adopted, so you can decide if you want to oppose the adoption.

We can talk to you about what your options are if you don’t want to oppose the adoption, but you:

  • want more contact with your child, or
  • want to make sure the contact you’ve been promised takes place after the adoption.

How to contact us


For help call the Early Intervention Unit on 1800 551 589

August 2016