Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Australian adoptions increased while intercountry adoptions declined
      • Proportion of infants adopted from overseas continued to decline
      • Taiwan became the main country of origin for overseas adoptions
      • Intercountry processing times continued to rise
      • Children in local adoptions tended to be younger
      • Adoptions of Australian children by 'known' carers continued to increase
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Report structure
    • 2 Adoptions in Australia
      • Categories of adoption
      • Adoption legislation and processes
      • Special needs children
      • Motivations for adoption
      • Post-adoption adjustment and support
    • 3 Detailed analysis of adoptions in Australia in 2012-13
      • Adoptions in 2012-13
      • Intercountry adoptions
      • Local adoptions
      • Known child adoptions
      • Access to information
    • 4 Trends in adoptions in Australia
      • Trends in categories of adoptions
      • Adoption of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  children
      • Permanent care orders (Victoria only)
    • 5 International comparisons
      • Total adoptions
      • Intercountry adoptions
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Statistical tables
      • Appendix B Legislation  
      • Appendix C Countries party to the Hague Convention
      • Appendix D Data quality statement: Adoptions Australia
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications