Adoption in Australia has fallen nearly 97 per cent in the last four decades, from nearly 10,000 adoptions in 1972 to just 339 in 2012-13.

A new report titled Adoption Rethink from Women's Forum Australia examines some of the reasons for this decrease and the place adoption has in Australian society.

In this interview, Managing Director of Women's Forum Australia Kristan Dooley discusses the main points from the Report.