Adoption type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:700998
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 12/11/2018
Definition:

A code set representing categories of adoptions.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Known adoption
2Local adoption
3Hague intercountry adoption
4Bilateral intercountry adoption
5Non-Hague intercountry adoption

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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

An intercountry adoption where the adoptive child’s country of origin has ratified or acceded to the Hague Convention, and the file of the applicant(s) was sent after the Hague Convention entered into force in that country

CODE 4    Bilateral Intercountry adoption

An intercountry adoption where Australia had an official adoption program open with the adoptive child’s country of origin at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent, but where the Hague Convention had not entered into force in that country before the file was sent.

CODE 5    Non-Hague intercountry adoption

An intercountry adoption where Australia did not have an official adoption program open with the adoptive child’s country of origin at the time the file of the applicant(s) was sent, and the Hague Convention had not entered into force in that country before the file was sent.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Adoption type code N Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Standard 12/11/2018