• Who we are

    The Adoption and Permanent Care Association of NSW Inc (APA) is formed and run by parents who have formed their families through adoption and permanent care. We offer support and recommendations for couples and families involved in the NSW local, inter-country adoptions and permanent care programs.  Read More
  • Online Community

    Join our active online community of families and child welfare professionals exchanging ideas, tips, resources, and encouragement with each other every day. Read More
  • Join us!

    We provide support to people who are considering forming a family through local. inter-country adoption or permanent care no matter what stage you’re at in the local adoption process. By becoming a member you can be a part and take advantage of our kids club, social events, members only Facebook group and much more. We run the APA through a private Facebook group. Please email our President, Kelly Gray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply for membership. Read More
  • Adoption Agencies

    Adoption of a child from NSW (the local NSW program) is available through Community Services Adoption and Permanent Care Services, and a number of accredited adoption agencies. Read More
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Australia’s intercountry adoption system to be expanded under a raft of changes

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's open heart policy: Australia's intercountry adoption system to be expanded under a raft of changes

Article from The Telegraph by Patrick Lion - 23rd March (2) FAMILIES will be allowed to adopt children from a raft of new countries under an expansion of Australia's intercountry adoption system.


Project KidSafe Foundation

Making the world a safer place for children. Project KidSafe Foundation is a charity focused on helping communities to make practical changes that will mprove the safety and welbeing of Aussie kids. Downoad their full brochure here.

SBS Insight : Making Adoption Easier

SBS Insight Episode aired Tuesday, 4 Mar 14.

Hopefully we are moving forward.


Now currently been discussed in Parliament

Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

You can also check the progress on any of these links 

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