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Adult Adoption Application

(an Adoption in relation to a person who is 18 or more years of age.)

  1. Application (Form 4) + Face sheet (Form 1)
  2. Affidavit of applicant(s); including details concerning:
    • Applicants claim of domicile or residence
    • That the adoptee is present in WA
    • Evidence that the applicants were carers or step parents of the adoptee prior to the adoptee attaining the age of 18yrs
    • Evidence that at least 30 days prior, notice has been given to the birth parent(s) of this application, or a prior order has been made to dispense with this notice
    • Evidence that the welfare and interest of the adoptee would be promoted by the adoption
  3. Affidavit from DCD to confirm that the adoptee and the adoptive parent(s) have received information and counselling (clause 1 and schedule 1)
  4. The written consent by the adoptee to the adoption
  5. Certificates to be provided including:
    • Birth Certificate of adoptee
    • Marriage Certificate of the applicant(s) (if applicable)
    • Change of Name certificate of adoptee (if applicable)
    • Death Certificate of the natural parent of the adoptee (if applicable)
  6. The Court may request a report from the DCD in relation to the proposed adoption.

Last updated: 10-Jul-2014

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