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Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIntercountry adoption placement type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term749189
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 03/11/2021
Definition:Help on this term

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

Data Element Concept:Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type

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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
1Placements under adoption quotas
2Placements not under adoption quotas
3Placements through alternative referral programs
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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 to the country of origin. Some countries of origin only place quotas on younger children without special needs (as defined by the practice of that particular country). Other countries apply quotas to assist in the management of available ‘exit permits’ for adopted children exiting the country in any given year.

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.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Supersedes Adoption—Intercountry adoption placement type, code N Children and Families, Superseded 03/11/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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