National Adoption Inquiry Findings To Be Released
The number of Australian children and young people who are unable to live with their parents could fill the Sydney Cricket Ground, but one per cent of them can expect to be adopted.
The findings of a national inquiry into local adoption will be released in Canberra on Monday.
The Inquiry into Local Adoption report, Breaking Barriers: A National Adoption Framework for Australia's Children, was first announced in March and invited people in the community to make submissions or attend hearings in order to express their view.
Adopt Change chief executive Renee Carter says Monday's findings will ensure the issue is brought out into the open.
She said close to 50,000 are living in out-of-home care across the country and only 315 children were adopted in 2017.
That's less than one percent.
"Providing these children with safety, nurture and stability is vital," Carter said.
"We need to ensure that from legislation through to the front line we remove any unnecessary barriers to permanency."
Federal MP Julia Banks will launch the findings at an Adopt Change event at Canberra's Parliament House, after tabling them in parliament earlier on Monday.