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Inquiry into adoption of children from overseas

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On Monday 21 November 2005, the Committee's report on the inquiry into adoption of children from overseas entitled Overseas Adoption in Australia was tabled out of session.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 5 chapters and 8 appendices.

Overseas Adoption in Australian: Report on the inquiry into adoption of children from overseas

Preliminary pages (PDF 128KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 210KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 222KB)
The legal framework for overseas adoption

Chapter 3 (PDF 222KB)
Inconsistencies between state and territory approval processes

Chapter 4 (PDF 217KB)
Inconsistencies between benefits and entitlements

Chapter 5 (PDF 286KB)
Other ways to better assist Australians adopting from overseas

Appendix A (PDF 131KB)
Local adoption and child protection

Appendix B (PDF 71KB)
List of submissions

Appendix C (PDF 90KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix D (PDF 86KB)
Public hearings and other meetings

Appendix E (PDF 116KB)
Sources for tables

Appendix F (PDF 129KB)
Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption

Appendix G (PDF 365KB)
Commonwealth State-Agreement for the implementation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption

Appendix H (PDF 248KB)
'The Nature and Nurture of Economic Outcomes' by Bruce Sacerdote

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