Read: Major drop in Australian adoption figures concerning for the welfare of Australian children

by Natasha Hortis

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reported that only 208 adoptions were recorded nationally in 2023. Experts say these figures are concerning, as it’s the lowest ever on record. AIHW’s report highlights that in 2022, approximately 46,212 children were placed in the out-of-home care system.

Renée Carter, CEO of Adopt Change expressed urgency around all children in Australia being provided with a stable home.