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Adoptions Australia 2012-13

This report contains comprehensive information on adoptions in Australia, including the characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It also reports on the processing times for intercountry adoption, as well as on applications and vetoes lodged by parties to adoptions concerning contact and information exchange. During 2012-13, there were 339 finalised adoptions across Australia. Among these adoptions:46% were 'known' child adoptions, 38% were intercountry, and 16% were local 84% of intercountry adoptees came from Asia52% of 'known' adoptions were by carers, such as foster parents51% of adopted children were aged under 5.

Adoptions Australia 2011-12

This report contains comprehensive information relating to adoptions in Australia, including characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. For the first time, the report also contains information on the processing times for intercountry adoption. During 2011-12 there were 333 finalised adoptions across Australia; the lowest annual number on record. Among these:45% were intercountry, 17% were local and 39% were `known' child adoptions; 58% of adopted children were aged under 5; 86% of intercountry adoptees came from Asia; 54% of `known' adoptions were by carers, such as foster parents.

Adoptions Australia 2010-11

This report contains comprehensive information relating to adoptions in Australia, including characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. During 2010-11 there were 384 finalised adoptions across Australia–the lowest annual number on record. Of these adoptions: 56% were intercountry, 12% were local and 32% were 'known' child adoptions; 62% of adopted children were under 5 years of age; the majority of intercountry adoptees came from Asia (80%).  The three most common countries of origin in Asia were China (24%), the Philippines (17%), and Taiwan (12%). Ethiopia was the most common country of origin outside the Asian region (19%).

Adoptions Australia 2009-10

This report contains comprehensive information relating to adoptions in Australia, including characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. During 2009-10 there were 412 finalised adoptions across Australia-the lowest annual number recorded since reporting commenced. Of these adoptions: 54% were intercountry, 15% were local and 31% were `known' child adoptions; 65% of adopted children were aged less than 5 years. The majority of intercountry adoptees came from the Asian region (82%). The three most common countries of origin in Asia were the Philippines (22%), China (14%), and South Korea (14%). Ethiopia was the most common country of origin outside the Asian region (15%).

Adoptions Australia 2008-09

During 2008-09, there were 441 adoptions across Australia (one more than in 2007-08): 61% were intercountry adoptions, 15% were local and 24% were 'known' child adoptions; 71% of all intercountry adoptions were from China, South Korea, the Philippines and Ethiopia; 71% of adopted children were aged less than 5 years. This report contains comprehensive information relating to adoptions in Australia, including characteristics of adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers.

Adoptions Australia 2007-08

'Adoptions Australia 2007-08', the 18th 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 over the last three decades. Data on all finalised adoptions recorded by state and territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 are presented, including information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. The report also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to an adoption.

Adoptions Australia 2006-07

'Adoptions Australia 2006-07', the 17th report in the series, presents the latest data on adoptions of Australian children and children from overseas, and highlights important trends in adoptions over the last three decades. Data are presented on all finalised adoptions recorded by the state and territory departments responsible for adoption, for the period 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007, including information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. The report also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to an adoption.

Adoptions Australia 2005-06

'Adoptions Australia 2005-06', the 16th 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 over the last three decades.Data on all finalised adoptions recorded by state and territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006 are presented, including information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers.The report also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to an adoption.

Adoptions Australia 2004-05

This report presents adoption statistics provided by state and territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005. The report covers all finalised adoptions, including information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to an adoption. Important trends in the number of adoptions occurring in Australia over the last 30 years are also a key feature of the report.

Adoptions Australia 2003-04

This report presents adoption statistics provided by state and territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004. The report covers all finalised adoptions, including information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to an adoption. Important trends in the number of adoptions occurring in Australia over the last 30 years are also a key feature of the report.

Adoptions Australia 2002-03

Adoptions Australia 2002-03 presents adoptions statistics provided by the state and territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003. These cover all finalised adoptions reported to state and territory community services departments during that year. The report provides information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to the adoption.

Adoptions Australia 2000-01

Adoptions Australia 2000-01 presents adoption statistics provided by the State and Territory community services departments for the period 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001. These cover all finalised adoptions reported to State and Territory community services departments during that year.The report provides information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to the adoption.

Adoptions Australia 1999-00

Presents adoption statistics provided by the State and Territory community services departments for the period 1 July to 30 June 2000. These cover all finalised adoptions reported to State and Territory community services departments during that year.The report provides information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to the adoption.

Adoptions Australia 1998-99

Presents adoption statistics provided by the State and Territory community services departments for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999. These cover all finalised adoptions reported to State and Territory community services departments during that year. The report provides information on adopted children, adoptive families and birth mothers. It also provides data on the number of requests for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by parties to the adoption.

Adoptions Australia 1997-98

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory community services departments for the period 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions reported to State and Territory community services departments during that year, and all children legally available for adoption at 30 June 1998. It also provides information on the number of requests made for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth parents and other relatives.

Adoptions Australia 1996-97

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory community services departments for the period 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions reported to state and Territory community services departments during that year, and all children legally available for adoption at 30 June 1997. It also provides information on the number of requests made for information and the number of contact and information vetoes lodged by adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth parents and other relatives.

Adoptions Australia 1995-96

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to State and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

Adoptions Australia 1994-95

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July to 30 June the following year. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to state and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

Adoptions Australia 1993-94

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July to 30 June the following year. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to state and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

Adoptions Australia 1992-93

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July to 30 June the following year. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to state and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

Adoptions Australia 1991-92

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July to 30 June the following year. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to state and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

Australia's welfare 1993: services and assistance

The first biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Australia's welfare services and assistance. This report is the first major attempt to describe the provision of welfare services in Australia and contains information on four main welfare service areas: housing assistance; children's services; aged care services; and disability services. The text is backed by 27 charts, 134 tables and 10 special information boxes. A comprehensive index and extensive reference lists are also included.

Adoptions Australia 1990-91

Presents adoption statistics provided by State and Territory welfare departments for the period 1 July to 30 June the following year. These statistics cover all finalised adoptions notified to state and Territory community services departments, and all children legally available for adoption during that year.

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