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Person—adoption type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdoption type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term651129
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The adoption category a person is adopted under, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—adoption type

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
1Known adoption
2Local adoption
3Hague intercountry adoption
4Non-Hague intercountry adoption

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Known adoption

Known child adoption is the adoption of a child/children born or permanently residing in Australia before the adoption, who have a pre-existing relationship with the adoptive parent(s) and who are generally not able to be adopted by anyone other than the adoptive parent(s). These types of adoptions are broken down into the following categories: Step-parent, Relative, Carer and Other.

CODE 2    Local adoption

A local adoption is the adoption of a child/children born or permanently residing in Australia before the adoption, who is legally able to be placed for adoption, but who generally had no previous contact or relationship with the adoptive parents.

INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION

An intercountry adoption is an adoption of a child/children by a person/couple habitually resident in Australia from a country other than Australia who is legally able to be placed for adoption, but who generally has had no previous contact or relationship with the adoptive parents. Inter-country adoptions are broken down into the following categories:

CODE 3    Hague intercountry adoption

A Hague intercountry adoption is where the adoptive child's country of origin has ratified or acceded to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption, and the applicant(s) file was sent after the Convention entered into force in this country.

CODE 4    Non-Hague intercountry adoption

A non-Hague intercountry adoption is where the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption has not entered into force in the adoptive child's country of origin before the applicant(s) file was sent. 

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

Collection and usage attributes

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Data are collected on the type of adoption for all children for whom a final adoption order was made during a reporting period. This includes orders that were made in Australia, and, in the case of some intercountry adoptions, where the full adoption order was made in the country of origin.

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

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Has been superseded by Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

Supersedes Person—adoption type, code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

See also Person—pre-adoption relationship to adoptive parent(s), code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

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

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