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.
Some people argue that cross-cultural adoption isn't 'natural'. But Yeong Sassall, who was adopted from South Korea into a white Australian family, begs to differ.
Fresh evidence of Indian children being trafficked for adoption in Australia has emerged as the Abbott government flagged a boost in inter-country adoptions.
Tony Abbott says he wants to make it "much much easier" for Australian couples to adopt children from overseas.
Tony Abbott wants to make it "much much easier" for Australian couples to adopt children from overseas, saying tens of thousands of babies could be brought to Australia from orphanages.
At a recent fostering summit, it was revealed there's a critical need for 900 new foster carers in NSW alone. Kerri Sackville spoke with some of those who have already opened their homes to children in need.
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.
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.
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".
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.