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released: 17 Dec 2015 author: AIHW media release

Adoptions Australia 2014–15, the 25th report in the series, presents the latest data on adoptions of Australian children and children from overseas, and highlights important trends in the number of adoptions back to 1990–91. During 2014–15, 292 adoptions were finalised across Australia—72% were children from Australia and 28% were from overseas, with 27% of all adoptees coming from Asia. Adoption of Australian children by carers, such as foster parents, comprised 32% of all adoptions.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Adoptions in Australia
      • 1.2 Recent developments
      • 1.3 Data sources and processes
      • 1.4 Report structure
    • 2 Adoptions in Australia
      • 2.1 Categories of adoption
      • 2.2 Adoption legislation and processes
      • 2.3 Motivations and expectations around adoption
    • 3 Detailed analysis of adoptions in Australia in 2014-15
      • 3.1 Adoptions in 2014-15
      • 3.2 Intercountry adoptions
      • 3.3 Local adoptions
      • 3.4 Known child adoptions
      • 3.5 Access to information
    • 4 Trends in adoptions in Australia
      • 4.1 Trends in categories of adoptions
      • 4.2 Adoption of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
      • 4.3 Permanent care orders (Victoria only)
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Statistical tables
      • Appendix B: Legislation
      • Appendix C: Countries party to the Hague Convention
      • Appendix D: Data quality statement
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Adoptions Australia 2014–15. Child welfare series no. 62. Cat. no. CWS 56. Canberra: AIHW.

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