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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, December 27, 2013

Adoption Numbers in Australia

From the Guardian:

Almost every adoption in Australia by carers such as foster parents took place in New South Wales in the past financial year, contributing to a rise in overall adoption after the lowest recorded number last year.

The number of finalised adoptions in Australia was 339 in the 2012–13 financial year, up from the previous year’s all-time low of 333, according to the latest report on adoption from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australian children made up 210 of the adoptions and of those 78 were adopted by carers such as foster parents in NSW. Outside of the state there were just three other adoptions by carers.

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