The traditional dominant form of adoption in Australia was where a child born to a single mother was ‘put up’ for adoption. However, since the 1970s the number of Australian-born babies surrendered for adoption has decreased significantly from close to 1000 per year in the 1990s to fewer than 200 per year since the year 2000. The exception to this trend is children who are considered difficult to place such as older children, children with disabilities, children from minorities and children from overseas. This chapter explores the development of adoption law in Australia and discusses emerging themes and problems.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Current Issues in Adoption law and Procedure in Australia
|Title of host publication
|Youshihou no kokusai hikaku kenkyu
|Place of Publication
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|Published - 20 Feb 2020