Imagine for one moment your child went missing. Surely you would expect no stone to be left unturned to find them - even if took six months, a year, two, even more.
Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment.
Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family"
A child advocacy group set out to see if strangers would stop to help a child in need. Their findings were alarming.
It took six years for the Maxwells to adopt Leevii. And with only 87 children adopted in NSW last year, the state government is working on fixing the process.
Cori and Mark Salchert are determined to give their foster children all the care and cuddles they deserve.
Australia hasn’t a lot to be proud of when it comes to children in care. The impact of past child welfare policies, specifically the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal children, the Forgotten Australians who grew up in institutional care, and the injustice of forced adoption must always be remembered. It is a shameful history.
A desperate search for a boy's biological parents has taken a family from Seattle to Shanghai, an almost 20,000km round trip.
In 1972 Cynthia Bush was 16, pregnant with triplets, and alone.
A baby girl relinquished by her mother at birth into the care of a lesbian couple will be "transitioned" back to her biological family after the mother later "changed her mind".
Adoption rates in Australia have hit a record low and prospective parents are waiting more than five years to adopt overseas children.
Same-sex couples will be able adopt children but religious adoption agencies have retained the right to refuse to deal with them.
Australians will be able to adopt children from Poland and Latvia under changes to overseas adoption announced by the Turnbull government.