Adoptions of children overseas to be streamlined by new regulations

Source Herald Sun

(Herald Sun) ADOPTIONS of children from overseas will be streamlined by new regulations that come into effect today.

Australian parents who have adopted children from Taiwan, South Korea and Ethiopia will now have their adoptions automatically recognised.

Children from these three countries made up 40 per cent of overseas adoptions last financial year.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis will announce the regulatory changes today, to ensure no unnecessary delays for families where children have been adopted from countries where Australia has bilateral adoption policies. Read more on Herald Sun…

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