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Adoption & raising adopted children | Raising Children Network
State and territory government adoption agencies
What is adoption?
When you adopt a child, you become the child's legal parent and the child becomes a member of your family.
Your adopted child has the same rights as any biological child - for example, she gets to take on your surname and she has the right to inherit your property. The child's biological parents and extended family give up all...
Foster care & raising foster children | Raising Children ...
Fostering support organisations and agencies
What is foster care?
Foster care is a type of out-of-home care for children who can't live with their own families. Foster carers are specially trained carers who take children into their own homes.
Children go into foster care for many reasons. For example:
There might be concerns that children's lives at home with their parents are unsafe or...