Adoption laws are letting down children in out-of-home care, with only 100 children adopted in Australia last year.
I regret my adoption and wish I'd had the chance to grow up with my mother and my big brother. But I can't regret knowing my adoptive parents.
Lauren Smelcher Sams More and more couples are turning to Facebook to find babies to adopt - but Australian couples aren't encouraged to do the same.
Deborra-Lee Furness has called for changes in global adoption laws so more abandoned children can find loving parents and homes.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Families have been left heartbroken by the closure of Australia's Ethiopian adoption program in June, with one woman describing the loss as feeling like "a miscarriage after a five-year pregnancy".
MELANIE MAHONEY Already parents to four children, Shelly and Hal White thought their family was finished. Little did they know that a little girl with cancer, in a Chinese orphanage, was destined to join their lives.
Susan Murphy Susan Murphy adopted a child from Asia, and since then she has seen, first-hand, the horrible racism her son has endured.
AMY GRAY Meet the Christian blogger who wants you to contribute to her adoption fund. And she's not alone.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard decried the ''shameful mistakes of the past'' as she delivered a national apology today to tens of thousands of families torn apart by forced adoptions between the 1950s and 1970s. Here is the apology speech in full.
AMBER ROBINSON In the mood for an uplifting story today? Read this tale of a baby found on a subway, then the amazing story of what happened next ...
Fiona Scott-Norman Fiona Scott-Norman was expecting a teary variation of "I had no choice" from her birth mother; instead she was told, "I was determined to get rid of you."
It looks like any other newborn shoot, but the subject isn’t a baby – he’s a 13 year old boy. And there's even more to it than that.
COSIMA MARRINER Adopting children from other countries comes with its own joys and challenges, and getting to know the culture of your child's native country is part of life for many adoptive families.
COSIMA MARRINER Instead of making it easier for Australians to adopt overseas, more should be done to prevent international adoption, a federal government adviser says.
JOSEPHINE TOVEY Christine Cole was 16 when, heavily drugged and in agonising pain, her daughter was pulled from her body in a labour ward in Crown Street Women's Hospital.
Actress Katherine Heigl and her singer husband Josh Kelley have adopted a second child.
Actress Charlize Theron has become a mother for the first time with the adoption of a baby boy.
Angelina Jolie sent gossips into overdrive on Tuesday when photos of the actress carrying out her United Nations ambassador duties in Tunisia left them convinced she'd secretly adopted a fourth child.
Madonna is facing legal action from her adopted daughter Mercy James' Malawian relatives, who allege the singer broke a promise to allow them regular contact with the little girl.
Judith Woods Surrogacy and serial adoption have become the Hollywood norm.
Justine Davies How important is biology? Does it really make a difference to the way that you bond with your baby?
Sheryl Crow is a mother again. The singer announced on Friday that she had adopted a one-month old baby, Levi James. 48-year old Crow is already a mother to 3-year-old adopted son Wyatt Steven.
Matthew Benns Australia's largest international adoption program has been re-opened but it is not enough to change our ''anti-adoption culture'', says actor Deborra-Lee Furness.
Yuko Narushima Adoption in Australia is at an all-time low as changed social attitudes ease the pressure on women to give up babies, and sex-education and birth control take effect.
Anni Taylor When Sian headed off to volunteer in an African centre for abandoned and HIV/AIDS affected children, she never dreamed she would end up adopting a child herself.
Do parents feel the same affection for a child they have adopted as a birth child?
Adele Horin Women will no longer have to stop their involvement in fertility programs - or lie about it - before they can apply to adopt children under changes to the Adoption Act tabled in Parliament yesterday.