I am a single person - can I apply to adopt a child?
Single people can apply to adopt a child, but a child may only be placed with them in special circumstances.
Not all overseas countries accept applications from single people for intercountry adoption.
For more information see adopting an overseas child or contact Adoption Services on (08) 8463 3666.
To talk to someone about getting support for how these changes might affect you, you can contact:
Post Adoption Support Services (non-government)
Phone: (08) 8245 8100
Department for Child Protection Adoption Services (government)
Phone: 8463 3666
Adoption Act Review Office
Policy staff are available to help you with your queries about the Act.
Phone: 8226 6840