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Intercountry adoption

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termAdoption from another country
METeOR identifier:Help on this term749058
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
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Intercountry adoptions are adoptions of children from countries other than Australia, who are legally able to be placed for adoption but who generally have had no previous contact with the adoptive parent(s). There are four categories of intercountry adoptions: Hague adoption, bilateral adoptionknown child intercountry adoption and ad-hoc adoption. These are classified as either 'program adoptions' (Hague or bilateral) or 'non-program adoptions' (known child or ad-hoc) according to whether the child's country of origin was a partner country.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Supersedes Intercountry adoption Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

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Ad-hoc adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Adoption type code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Adoptions DSS 2020-21 Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Adoption—adoption placement, total N[NN] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Adoption—finalised adoption, total number N[NN] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Bilateral adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Finalised adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Hague adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Hague Convention Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Known child intercountry adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Non-Hague adoption Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Person—adoption type, code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Person—intercountry adoption living arrangement post arrival, code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Person—intercountry adoption order type, code N Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Placement (adoption) Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Service provider organisation—approved intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client file sent overseas, total number N[NN] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

Service provider organisation—intercountry adoption client, total number N[NN] Children and Families, Standard 03/11/2021

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