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

 

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 s.park@rasa.org.au

 

I acknowledge this Land as the Traditional Lands of the Kaurna People and that I respect and support their Spiritual, Physical, Economical, Mental and Emotional relationship with their Country. I also acknowledge the Kaurna People as the custodians of the Adelaide Region and that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living Kaurna People.

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.

 

Click here to visit the website.

Post Adoption Support Services – South Australia

Post Adoption Support Services is running a six week support group for people who were adopted from overseas.  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.

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

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 s.park@rasa.org.au

 

I acknowledge this Land as the Traditional Lands of the Kaurna People and that I respect and support their Spiritual, Physical, Economical, Mental and Emotional relationship with their Country. I also acknowledge the Kaurna People as the custodians of the Adelaide Region and that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living Kaurna People.

Disposable Children: Re-adoption in America

YEAR: 2016 / DURATION: 52 MINS / PRODUCTION: BABEL DOCS / DIRECTOR: Sophie Przychodny/ COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/ FRANCE/ VERSIONS AVAILABLE: ENG, FR

No longer want the child you adopted? Don’t worry, in America, you can place a classified advert on a website and get rid of them. It’s called ‘rehoming’ and a deed signed by a lawyer is enough to transfer parental authority to anyone. There have even been cases of suspected sex offenders or people whose own children were taken away from them by social services ‘rehoming’ other children.

A quarter of children adopted in the USA are later abandoned by their new parents. That’s 25,000 children, every year. Agencies have sprung up, who – for a fee of around $5,000 – try and find new families for these children. But others resort to unofficial adoption networks and it’s there that children are most vulnerable.

We meet Jack, Poppy and Nita, three children passed around like packages and left hurt and confused. We also hear from a father who made the decision to give away his adopted daughter. Heartbreaking and compelling viewing.

Watch a short story version on 60 Minutes Ep 27 2016 – Unwanted, Predator, The Missing

ISS Australia – Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service

ISS Australia is pleased to inform you of our newly funded Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service.

ISS Australia ICA Tracing Service (1)

This free service will provide information, support and counselling to intercountry adoptees and adoptive parents regarding their decision to trace birth family, as well as support and guidance during the tracing and family reunification processes.

The new service will have a small number of experienced and dedicated Intercountry Adoption Tracing Social Workers assisting intercountry adoptees to navigate the often complex journey of accessing their records and searching for their birth family overseas, including support as they begin and progress through the complex reunification process.

The overseas aspects of the tracing and family reunification processes will be provided through the resources of ISS network members and overseas contacts in the adoptees’ ‘country of origin’.

ISS Australia will ensure this service complements any existing intercountry adoption tracing and reunification that occurs in your jurisdiction.  As you may know ISS Australia also currently works in partnership with LifeWorks to provide the Case Management Services component of the Intercountry Adoption Family Support Service, therefore we will ensure these two services can be closely linked and complement one another.

This initial one-year funding is provided by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.   Our services will be fully operational by late August 2016 and provided free of charge, Australia-wide.

Please forward this email amongst your networks and if you would like to enquire about or access our Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service, the first step is to contact us on:

Phone 1300 657 843 (local call cost) or email ica@iss.org.au.

Our brochure is attached and if you would like to receive hard copies of this brochure please contact us.

Visit our website for more information about ISS Australia or our new ICA Tracing Service.

Regards

Damon Martin
Manager, NSW Office / Manager, Intercountry Adoption Service

Accredited Mediator