If if you are resident in NSW you could not adopt from Indonesia as there is no program.
http://www.intercountryadoption.gov.au/ is the most current i do.
I hate flying cannot do intercountry adoption. oh well there goes that.
And i am with natty i am not keen on open adoption at all. Im also not keen on fostering, i could not give back a child to an abusive house hold. not one iota.
The system in Australia is broken!!!!!!!! Deborah-Lee thanks for trying to help.
But if one of us had american citizenship i would be over there druged up on valium for the flight to the eye balls adopt 3 children and return within the year. Easier there than anywhere.
When they say adoption in Aus is open it often doesn't mean having face to face contact with birth parents, it just means being able to find out details about each other when the child is older and perhaps writing twice a year if both parties agree but this can be de-identified until child is 18. (In Qld anyway) Also the idea of openness is a lot 'scarier' so to speak when they are just this idea of birh parents. Once they're actual people who you know about (de-identied, no last names or address etc) its actually quite exciting getting to write to them.
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I was told you must stay in the town of the birth mother. That's unrealistic as we want to move.
In Qld that certainly isn't the case and a large part of your assessment is about how much contact you would like, and many birth parents don't want face to face contact. They match adoptive parents to birth parents on many factors one being how much contact you would like. We said we would like to write to them and only have face to face contact in the future if we have developed a good relationship and all parties want to do it. Again here there is no requirement to stay near the birth parents.
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