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