Adoption

Report—Adoptions Australia 2016-17

News— 14 December 2017

This report from the AIHW highlights important trends in the number of adoptions of Australian children and children from overseas.

Training - Forced adoption training

News— 28 March 2017

The APS has developed an online training program to support the delivery of appropriate and sensitive services to people affected by forced adoption.

Past adoption experiences

Short article— 22 August 2012

During the early 1960s and 1970s in particular, adoption was prevalent in Australia. Single women who were pregnant were encouraged - or forced - to "give up" their babies for adoption.

Family Relationships Quarterly No. 19

AFRC Newsletter No. 19 — August 2011

Articles include: lessons from other sectors in screening for family violence; issues related to past adoption practices; incarcerated mothers

Family Relationships Quarterly No. 7

AFRC Newsletter No. 7 — February 2008

Identifying parental substance use and misuse in clinical practice; action research at the Hobart Family Relationships Centre; the late discovery

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