Tasmanian same-sex adoption Bill

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that the Tasmanian Govt’s Children’s Minister Michelle O’Byrne has tabled changes to the Adoption Act that would allow unmarried and homosexual couples to adopt children given up by their biological parents. The ACL has urged the Tasmanian Govt to reject the changes. O’Byrne is part of Emily’s List, which promotes and supports abortion.

For ACL story click here. 

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POSTED 27 Mar 2013
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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

For adoption media release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/mediacentre/2010/mr20101215.cfm

For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/11957

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POSTED 27 Dec 2010
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