Promoting a multiracial Australia: population policy and intercountry adoption

Gehrmann, Richard (2005) Promoting a multiracial Australia: population policy and intercountry adoption. AQ (Balmain): Journal of Contemporary Analysis, 77 (4). 13-18, 40. ISSN 1443-3605

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Abstract

Australian statistics for intercountry adoption show decline or stagnation. After a record of 420 intercountry placement adoptions in 1989 – 1990, intercountry adoptions dropped to 278 in 2002-2003. Although the 2003–2004 figures climbed to 369, this is remarkably low considering Australia's population growth. This is even more noteworthy when Australia is compared to the United States. In a similar period, intercountry adoptions increased from 6,536 in 1992 to 18,477 in 2000. Adoption is hindered due to a combination of factors including bureaucratic intertia and government indifference, despite the many parents who wish to adopt.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Australian Institute of Policy and Science. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 06:23
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 02:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: intercountry adoption; multiculturalism; adoption; public policy
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180113 Family Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9234

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