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.
Tony Abbott has vowed to make intercountry adoption cheaper, faster, and easier. But will this really be a good thing for the children who are being adopted?
A 102-year-old woman has spoken about her joy and astonishment at being reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption more than seven decades ago.
In China, expectant couples who are unwilling or unable to keep their children go to a special website to adopt their babies out, rather than aborting or abandoning them.
I've learnt that it makes no difference if your child is adopted or biological. It is the same kind of love.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the government is taking steps to help more sick and disabled children be adopted from South Africa.
For me, the decision to adopt my baby out was fairly black and white. But reflecting on what has been, I think we've both been blessed.
A woman who was abandoned in a fast food restaurant bathroom 27 years ago has found her birth mother, weeks after launching a worldwide search on social media.
A couple has had their dream of starting a family come true in a way they never would have imagined.
We have settled for the rhetoric that there are lots of orphaned children, and numerous parents who want to adopt them, so why not make the process easier? But that equation doesn’t necessarily add up.
International adoption became more straightforward today, thanks to changes to Australian law.
Two young women on opposite sides of the world have connected on social media and discovered they are twins.