Making it easier for Queensland couples to adopt is one option being considered to improve the lives of the state's most vulnerable children.

An inquiry into Queensland's child protection system has released a discussion paper with 47 questions arising from more than 40 days of hearings.

"Should adoption, or some other more permanent placement option, be more readily available to enhance placement stability for children in long-term care?" is one question.

"How could we improve the system's response to frequently encountered families?" is another.

The Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, headed by Tim Carmody SC, began in August to review the progress of a 1998 probe into child abuse and suggest ways forward.

It has heard among other things that Queensland's child protection system is a failure and hasn't changed since the nineteenth century.

Mr Carmody said he is seeking input on the discussion paper from "all interested people and organisations."

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