Adoption Stats

In 2009–10, Australia recorded the lowest number of adoptions since the early 1970s, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report, Adoptions Australia 2009–10, found that there were 412 adoptions in Australia during this period; a 7% decline on the previous year. Since the early 1970s, there has been a 21-fold decrease in the number of adoptions in Australia. The majority (54%) were adopted from overseas. Meanwhile an estimated 100,000 babies are aborted in Australia each year

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POSTED 27 Dec 2010
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