Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Intercountry adoption placement type|
Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
The type of placement arrangement through which an intercountry adoption occurred, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type|
|Value Domain:||Type of intercountry adoption program code N|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Placements under adoption quotas
Adoptions where the placement occurred under a program quota system. Quota systems refer to systems put in place by countries of origin which limit the number of adoption applications which can be sent by Australia to that country in any given year. This can create a waiting period before an application can be sent to the country of origin. Some countries of origin only place quotas on younger children without special needs (as defined by the practice of that particular country). Other countries apply quotas to assist in the management of available ‘exit permits’ for adopted children exiting the country in any given year.
CODE 2 Placements not under adoption quotas
Adoptions where the placement did not occur under a program quota system.
CODE 3 Placements through alternative referral programs
Adoptions where the placement occurred through an alternative referral program. Referral programs include programs where a profile of an adopted person is sent to Australian Central Authorities to help identify suitable prospective adoptive parents. This category includes the China Online Special Needs program.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N
Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Adoptions DSS 2020-21
Children and Families, Superseded 05/06/2023
Adoptions DSS 2021-22
Children and Families, Standard 05/06/2023
Adoptions DSS 2022-23
Children and Families, Qualified 22/11/2023