Peter Bell – ABC 720 Interview

Get to know our new Breakfast presenter, Peter Bell.
Most people know him as a footy player, but Geoff Hutchison spoke to Peter about his incredible adoption story and how his birth mother found him.


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ADAPTED – Korean- American Adoptees living in Korea

ADAPTED is a podcast that explores the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who repatriate or resettle in Korea. Since the 1950s, an estimated 200,000 children have been adopted internationally from Korea. The experiences of adoptees are as varied and unique as each individual’s circumstance; yet most know their stories from a similar starting point — as international adoptees. What happened before, as Korean children, with families and roots as deep as ginseng? What happens after when adoptees return to this land to rediscover, uncover, learn and reflect? These are their stories.

KAOMI GOETZ is an American journalist and a Korean-American adoptee. As a 2016-7 Fulbright US Senior Scholar, she is reporting on the experiences of Korean-American adoptees who have returned to Korea. She is based in Seoul, Korea.

This series is generously funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), under the Fulbright Program, with support from the Korean-American Educational Commission.

All views expressed in the podcast are those of the individual parties, and not necessarily shared by the Korean-American Educational Commission, the U.S. Department of State or the government of the Republic of Korea.

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The Color of Difference Sequel: seeking young adult Australian intercountry adoptees

The Color of Difference Sequel: seeking young adult Australian intercountry adoptees

Post Adoption Support Services (PASS) South Australia

Post Adoption Support Services is running a six week support group for people who were adopted from overseas (aged over 16).  This will be an opportunity to talk and reflect on how adoption has shaped your life, its influence in forming identity, and how central your adoption experience is to your life.  This will also create the space for people to come together and share the similarities and differences of their adoption stories, and to gain support and knowledge from each other.  Please find attached flyer.

If you have already rsvp’d,  no need to let us know again. We will be in contact with you at a closer date.

Dates: Tuesday evenings / 20th September to 1st November 2016 (Please note there is no session on 11th October )

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Relationships Australia SA at 49a Orsmond Street  Hindmarsh SA 5007

Cost: Free

To register: If you are interesting in attending, please reply back to this email or call Nikki Hartman or Su Park on (08) 8245 8100.


Kind regards



Su Park Case Worker/ Support Worker | Post Adoption Support Services  | Working Tuesdays to Fridays


Relationships Australia (SA)

49a Orsmond St, HINDMARSH  SA  5007

t (08) 8245 8100 |  f (08) 8346 7333 |  e


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ARCS New website

Adoption Research and Counselling Service Inc (arcs) is an independent, “not for profit” community agency offering professional counselling, support, education, research and information to anyone living with the reality of adoption and being separated from family.

Since 1984, arcs has been there for those affected by adoption and loss of relationship with family. We have provided specialist services that are responsive to the complex issues faced by all of those dealing with the loss and pain of separation from family and the challenges of reconnection.


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