This factsheet is for authorised carers wishing to adopt a child or young person in their care who is under the parental responsibility of the Minister to 18 years.
Through open adoption adopted children and their families are encouraged to build connections, communicate with each other and gain information about each other.
This allowance aims to help people who are considering the adoption of a child in their care, but who might require financial support to meet the child’s needs.
Read about the what guardianship is, and the process of becoming a guardian.
Download age-appropriate information for children explaining what guardianship will mean for them.
Types of permanency orders
Compare the three types of permanency orders: guardianship, adoption, and parental responsibility.