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Relationship to adoptive parent(s) code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468354
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021
Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing who a person was adopted by.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Step-parent
2Other relative(s)
3Carer(s)
4Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Step-parent

A step-parent is the spouse of the adopted child's natural parent or 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. 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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Relationship to adoptive parent(s) code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parents, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

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