Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Intercountry adoption program|
|Registration status:||Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019|
An intercountry adoption placement under a program as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Adoption—intercountry adoption program|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Data element attributes
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018
Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019