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Adoption—intercountry adoption program, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIntercountry adoption program
METeOR identifier:Help on this term687801
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019
Definition:Help on this term

An intercountry adoption placement under a program as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoption—intercountry adoption program

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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
1Placements under adoption quotas
2Placements not under adoption quotas
3Placements through alternative referral programs
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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 overseas. Quotas are usually limited to those applicants seeking to adopt younger children without special needs (or as defined by the practice of that particular country).

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

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

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Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

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