Yearly Archives: 2014

ONLINE PANEL: Questioning the Sustainability of the Concept of Adoption

Streamed live on Dec 20, 2014 Click here to listen to the discussion. With Victoria State soon joining the band-wagon with ACT, NSW, WA and TAS, Australian society is now more and more recognizing homosexuals’ parenting capacity. Great news for homosexuals equality rights, but a big step back for children’s rights! Whilst homonormative culture has […]

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Adopted

Watch the the film ‘Adopted’ in entirety…for FREE Posted on November 6, 2014 by kevinhaebeomvollmers in blog // 0 Comments Barb Lee’s film Adopted is now available on Youtube. For Free. Enjoy. About Adopted “Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamor of transracial adoption. First-time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives […]

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Let’s Talk LUMOS

Let’s talk Lumos Become a social media worker and help shine a light on the issues faced by children around the world who are being denied a family life. Talk with Lumos to find out how you can help transform their future. Or spread the word using our Let’s Talk toolbar below.

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JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left orphanages to fairytales?

The Guardian Thursday 18 December 2014 06.34 AEST It was a black-and-white photograph in a newspaper. It showed a small boy, locked in a caged bed in a residential institution. His hands clutched what appeared to be chicken wire containing him, and his expression was agonised. There would be no Lumos – the charity dedicated to […]

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Australian Institute of Family Studies – Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia

Edited by Alan Hayes and Daryl Higgins 7. Perfecting adoption? Reflections on the rise of commercial offshore surrogacy and family formation in Australia Denise Cuthbert and Patricia Fronek Download printable version 7. Perfecting adoption? Reflections on the rise of commercial offshore surrogacy and family formation in Australia (PDF 490 KB) Current indications are that increasing numbers of […]

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