Final Report: Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT

Final Report: Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT [PDF 1.3MB] [Word 798KB]

The Final Report: Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT was developed by the cross-directorate Domestic Adoptions Taskforce. It outlines current processes for domestic adoption in the ACT and identifies opportunities for improvement to achieve better outcomes for ACT families.

In developing the report, the Taskforce worked closely with ACT Government Directorates and members of the community to hear the views of all stakeholders, particularly the voices of people who have been adopted, birth parents, adoptive parents, carers and community organisations.

The outcomes of the Final Report reflect the ACT Government’s commitment to ensuring the best interests of children and young people are upheld and permanency options are enhanced under A Step Up for Our Kids: One Step Can Make a Lifetime of Difference 2015-2020 (Out of Home Care Strategy 2015-2020).

If you wish to make further comment in regard to this matter, please send your views to the following email address for the Adoptions Taskforce: adoptionstaskforce@act.gov.au

Government Response to the Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT

Government Response to the Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT [HTML] [PDF 590KB]

On 21 March 2017, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth tabled the Government Response to the Review of the Domestic Adoption Process in the ACT. The ACT Government agreed in full, or in principle, to all six recommendations.

The Community Services Directorate is progressing work on two recommendations, including developing a communication plan and improving the availability of information online about domestic adoption in the ACT.

The remaining recommendations will be progressed during 2017.

If you wish to make further comment in regard to this matter, please send your views to the following email address for the Adoptions Taskforce: adoptionstaskforce@act.gov.au

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