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In 2012-13 there were 339 adoptions in Australia with more than a third of these adoptions from overseas. In 1971-72 there were 9,798 adoptions. That is a decline of 96..

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In the News

    Same-sex adoption could leave birth mothers with scars

    It is true that Australia desperately needs adoption reform at both bureaucratic and community l..
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    Breaking the adoption taboo in Australia

    Adoption is widely considered to be taboo in contemporary Australia because of the legacy of past ma..
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    Victorian same-sex adoption legislation gets it wrong

    Australia desperately needs adoption reform. What we don't need is poorly-conceived adoption leg..
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In the Community

Feb/Mar 2016 Newsletter: The Adoption Rethink is well underway!

Our Feb/Mar 2016 newsletter is now available. Read it now! (/newsletters/newsletter)..
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December 2015 Newsletter: A year to celebrate, an exciting new project and some art of our own...

Our December 2015 Newsletter is now available for you to download. Click here to rea..
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Book launch: breaking the adoption taboo in Australia

Adoption has been internationally proven as the best way to provide a safe, stable and loving fa..
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