About us

 The Adoption and Permanent Care Association of NSW Inc (APA) is formed and run by parents who have formed their families through local or Inter-Country adoptions and permanent care ( programs). The APA is committed to supporting families formed through adoption and permanent care and recognise the importance of contact with the child’s birth family. We have recenlty merged with Intercountry familes and are in the process of updating our website.

Through this support the Association hopes to assist adoptive/foster parents to instigate in their children a strong sense of self and understanding of adoption. It also hopes to help families form life-long networks with other families formed through adoption and permanent care.

Membership is free and we now 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.

Mission Statement

The aims of the APA are:

  • To provide a social network and support for adoptive parents, parents of children with permanent care orders, and their children
  • To provide and disseminate information, resources and support for prospective adoptive parents in the local ‘pool’ and existing adoptive and permanent care families
  • To provide contact and support to couples considering forming a family through local adoption and permanent care; and those couples in the early stages of these processes
  • To give adoptive parents/permanent carers a voice on the Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care (COAPC) and in other adoption forums that may be convened in the future