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DIY Adoption Kits and Their Benefits

While traditional adoptions often necessitate the use of adoption agencies or a team of professionals, intrafamily adoptions and stepfamily adoptions offer an alternative route:


DIY adoption kits.

Though self-representation isn’t appropriate for every adoption situation, using a DIY adoption kit can offer a variety of benefits for:

  • Step parents seeking to adopt step children

  • Step children (often over the age of 12) who would like to be adopted by a step parent

  • Adults who wish to make their step parent their legal parent

  • Family members who are looking to adopt a niece, nephew or grandchild

If you’re unsure whether a DIY approach is right for you, contact us today to speak to one of our legal experts who can help you decide what step to take next.


4 Benefits of DIY Adoption Kits


Self-representation offers several benefits that you simply won’t find with any other adoption avenue. These include:

  • Lower costs. All too often, we see families spending thousands upon thousands of dollars in fees that are usually unnecessary. A fraction of the cost, DIY kits can be a life-saving option for families that can’t afford these hefty fees. Find out what fees you can expect here.

  • Simplified process. The adoption process can be a long and complex journey, even with the help of a lawyer. Why? While most lawyers are great at what they do, they often get it wrong when it comes to adoption cases. Our DIY kits cut out unnecessary elements to create a streamlined, step-by-step process to guide you through your adoption.

  • Greater control. Our DIY kits allow you greater control as you navigate the adoption process – no need to adhere to someone else’s schedule. Find out more about adoption timelines here.

  • Faster outcomes. If your lawyer is unsure or unexperienced when it comes to adoption, they may inadvertently make the process slower, causing unneeded stress and anxiety. Self-representation is often a much quicker process, especially when combined with occasional assistance from our experienced panel of adoption lawyers.


Start Your Journey Today


Here at Adoption NSW, our goal is to give you the information and support you need to achieve your adoption goals. Compiled by a selection of knowledgeable and experienced legal experts, our do-it-yourself adoption kits are easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional guides that will assist you as you take the next step of this important journey.


Not sure what to do next? We also offer legal advice vouchers so you can ensure that your adoption runs smoothly.


Adoption shouldn’t be an impossible task. Get in touch today and let us help you as you make this momentous and beautiful change.

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