Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Intercountry adoption placement type
METeOR identifier:722801
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019
Definition:

The type of placement arrangement through which an intercountry adoption occured, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Placements under adoption quotas
2Placements not under adoption quotas
3Placements through alternative referral programs
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

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

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Adoption—intercountry adoption program, code N Children and Families, Superseded 02/12/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Adoptions DSS 2018-19 Children and Families, Standard 02/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +