Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Adoptions in Australia
    • 1.2 Recent developments
    • 1.3 Data sources and processes
    • 1.4 Report structure
  • 2. Adoption in Australia
    • 2.1 Categories of adoption
    • 2.2 Adoption legislation and processes
  • 3. Adoptions in Australia during 2017–18
    • 3.1 Overview of adoption activity in 2017–18
    • 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 Alternatives to adoption
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications
  • Adoptions Australia 2017–18: Appendixes A and B
  • Appendix A: Legislation
  • Appendix B: Countries party to the Hague Convention