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Person—adoption type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdoption type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term701000
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 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
4Bilateral intercountry adoption
5Non-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

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: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

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

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

Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Standard 12/11/2018

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