Relationship to adoptive parent(s) code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing who a person was adopted by.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Step-parent
A step-parent is the non-biological parent who is the spouse of the child's natural parent or previously adoptive parent. Foster parents are not included in this category.
CODE 2 Relative(s)
This category includes any relative of the child, other than step-parents, as defined by the Family Law Act 1975. For Indigenous children, 'relative' includes those related through kinship arrangements.
CODE 3 Carer
This category includes foster parents or other non-relatives who have been caring for the child and have had the responsibility for making decisions concerning the daily care and control of the child for the relevant period (as specified by the relevant state/territory department) before the adoption.
CODE 4 Other
'Other' includes children adopted by commissioning parent(s) (surrogate parents), whether the commissioning parent is a relative or not.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N
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