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References for adoption

Information for staff about adoption.

County Court of Victoria

The County Court is where most adoption proceedings are heard. The court site has information about how to apply for an adoption order and the forms that need to be filed.

See County Court—Adoption and parentage(opens in a new window).

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

This Victorian government site has information about adoption for individuals and more complex information for service providers.

See Department of Families, Fairness and Housing—Adoption(opens in a new window).

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare inc.

This is the peak body in Victoria for child and family services. The centre provides training and publishes research. Their adoption fact sheet for information about the prevalence of adoptions in Victoria.

See Publications—'Factsheets' in Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare inc(opens in a new window).

Victorian Law Reform Commission

An extensive review of adoption and assisted reproductive technology law and practice was carried out by the Commission between 2004 and 2007. Chapter 15 of their final report in 2007 is a useful resource for the history of rights to access for information for donors and children born with donor assistance. Chapter 10 deals with adoption.

See Victoria Law Reform Commission—Assisted Reproductive Technology and Adoption Final Report(opens in a new window).

Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)

This organisation provides public education and resources for professionals and for the public about issues related to assisted reproductive treatment and fertility.

See Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)(opens in a new window).