Monthly Archives: October 2012

South Australian Chinese Adoption Support Inc (SACAS)

Free Speech for Adoptees & Adoptive Families Not everyone in Australia enjoys equal rights to voice their opinion in the media.   Adopted individuals and their families living in South Australia face $20,000 fines if they identify themselves in the media without the express permission of the department.  If you believe that this law is wrong […]

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Factbox: Inter-country adoption and Australia

30 Aug 2012, 10:19 am   –   Source: SBS Australia currently has active inter-country adoption policies with nine countries, including South Korea, Colombia and the Philippines. Australia currently has active inter-country adoption programs with nine countries, including South Korea, Colombia and the Philippines. The majority of Australian overseas adoptions last year came from China […]

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Adoption: One man’s quest to find his identity

18 Sep 2012, 8:46 am   –   Source: Susan Cheong, SBS Tim Fredericks was adopted from South Korea as a baby. While he has had a loving and supportive upbringing, a lingering feeling of loneliness drove him to seek out his birth mother. As a child, Tim Fredericks felt like every other kid – […]

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Korean-Australian woman finds she is falsely adopted

18 Sep 2012, 9:31 am   –   Source: Susan Cheong, SBS An Australian woman has found she was the subject of a falsified adoption in South Korea, where her biological mother was told her baby was stillborn. As Australians find it harder to adopt babies from overseas, one woman has discovered she was falsely […]

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Adopting from Africa, Saving the Children?

Intercountry adoption exposes many shortcomings in domestic and international legislation. Article | 6 August 2012 – 11:14am | By Elizabeth Willmott Harrop The veneer of philanthropy regarding intercountry adoption is beginning to fade as issues are more broadly and better understood, and a dangerous connection to child trafficking becomes more prominent. It is worrying for Africa […]

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