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There is a procedure you must follow if you wish to adopt a child from overseas.
A couple wanting to adopt a child from overseas to live with them in Queensland, must lodge an expression of interest application with the Queensland Department of Communities.
You must meet certain eligibility criteria to lodge an expression of interest application.
A couple will be eligible to lodge an expression of interest application if:
The eligibility criteria listed above must be met or you will not qualify to lodge an expression of interest application to adopt a child from overseas.
Under Queensland law, same sex couples are not eligible to lodge an expression of interest.
Same sex couples are currently able to enter into a surrogacy arrangement in Queensland however the Queensland government has said they propose to change this so that same sex couples will not be eligible in the future.
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