Australian adoption numbers drop to record low

By Fraser Barton
Updated April 3 2024 - 2:50pm, first published 2:45pm
There were just 201 adoptions recorded in Australia in 2022-2023, the lowest on record. (Lisa Kurtz/AAP PHOTOS)
There were just 201 adoptions recorded in Australia in 2022-2023, the lowest on record. (Lisa Kurtz/AAP PHOTOS)

Just over 200 adoptions were finalised in Australia last year - an all time low and dramatic decline since reporting began more than 50 years ago.