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Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRelationship to adoptive parents
METeOR identifier:Help on this term650275
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The pre-adoption relationship a person has to his/her adoptive parent(s), as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s)

Value domain attributes

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

Data element attributes

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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See also Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

See also Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

See also Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2013-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/03/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2018-19 Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +
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