Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices Feb 2012

Section extracted from main paper Page 279 – 281 Senate Committees Intercountry adoption in Australia 13.12 Although it was beyond the terms of reference for this inquiry the committee received some evidence on intercountry adoptions, and the scope for the issues raised during this inquiry to recur. VANISH stressed their concerns: We see the same […]

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Intercountry Adoption – Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

Intercountry Adoption – Policies, Practices, and Outcomes “I love the breadth of information and perspective in Intercountry Adoption. It fills a gap in knowledge about a very important part of our world; it’s a genuinely important book.”—Adam Pertman, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; author of Adoption Nation Containing 25 chapters covering the following five areas: […]

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A Day in the Life of International Adoptees – Photo Book

Works in progress 2012 “A Day in the Life of International Adoptees” (working title) is a photo book by adult adoptees around the world that depicts a day in the life of…international adult adoptees. The book will include adult adoptees from a variety of birth countries who live in different countries around the world. This […]

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MIA – Swedish Intercountry Adoptions Authority

The Swedish Intercountry Adoptions Authority (MIA) is a government authority under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. MIA is also the Central Authority under the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. It is the task of MIA to establish a high quality in intercountry adoption operation […]

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Australian Story – It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village 30/07/2012 Last month, the Federal government ended its sometimes controversial intercountry adoption program with Ethiopia, dashing the hopes of waiting couples. More than 600 children – mostly orphans – from the impoverished nation have found new lives in Australia. Most notably, cyclist Cadell Evans and his wife adopted an Ethiopian baby […]

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