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Adoption information sessions

Adoption Services holds information sessions for people who want to find out more about Queensland or Intercountry adoption.

The sessions provide information including how to adopt a child in Queensland, or from overseas.

Here are the details for information sessions to be held in 2017.

2017 information sessions

Dates and times:

  • Friday 24 February from 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 23 May from 6pm to 9pm
  • Friday 25 August from 2pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday 21 November from 6pm to 9pm.


  • The Auditorium, lower ground floor, 111 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
    (corner of George and Charlotte streets, entry via Charlotte Street)

For more information contact Adoption Services.

Online videos

This series of videos has been developed to provide information about the realities, challenges and process of adoption for couples who are considering adoption, but cannot attend the information sessions in Brisbane.

The videos were developed prior to 2 November 2016 when the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to the Adoption Act 2009. As a result, these videos do not reflect the key legislative changes, which included expanding eligibility criteria to enable same-sex couples, single persons, and persons undergoing fertility treatment to have their name entered or remain in the Expression of Interest register.

Video 1 – Local adoption: Kate and Bill’s story

Kate and Bill are adoptive parents of a child in Queensland. Hear their story about their experience of adopting a child through the Queensland adoption program.

Read the transcript.

Video 2 – Open adoption

Open adoption allows a child, the adoptive parents and the birth parents to share information about one another and the circumstances of the adoption. This story is based on actual families’ experiences.

Read the transcript.

Video 3 – Intercountry adoption: Dylan and Gillian’s story

Dylan and Gillian are adoptive parents of siblings through the intercountry adoption program. Hear their story and advice for couples considering adopting a child from overseas.

Read the transcript.

Video 4 – The realities of adoption

Adopting a child is a rewarding and positive experience, but the journey can be long, complex and emotionally challenging.

Read the transcript.

Video 5 – Requirements for intercountry adoption

If you are considering adopting a child from overseas, you will need to meet eligibility criteria of the overseas country, as well as meeting eligibility criteria in Queensland.

Read the transcript.

Video 6 – Lifelong implications of adoption

Open adoption is about the child gaining an understanding of their identity. For Queensland adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents are encouraged to negotiate an adoption plan for the type of open adoption arrangement they are comfortable with.

Read the transcript.

Video 7 — Understanding the adoption process

The adoption process is extremely rigorous. For couples who are considering adoption, there are seven steps in the adoption process before a final Adoption Order is granted.

Read the transcript.

Helpful resources

Adoption Services

Work Level 1, 111 George Street
Postal address:
Post GPO Box 806
Work (07) 3224 7415 or 1800 647 983
(free call within Queensland)
Fax (07) 3006 4065
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Last updated:
10 January 2017

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