Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Report structure
    • 2 Adoptions in Australia
      • 2.1 Categories of adoption
      • 2.2 Adoption legislation and processes
      • 2.3 Special needs children
      • 2.4 Post adoption adjustment and support
    • 3 Detailed analysis of adoptions in Australia in 2010–11
      • 3.1 Adoptions in 2010–11
      • 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)
    • 5 International comparisons
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Statistical tables
      • Appendix B Legislation
        • B.1 Summary of legislation
        • B.2 Provisions for 'open' adoptions
        • B.3 Access to information and veto systems
      • Appendix C Countries party to the Hague Convention
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications