Monthly Archives: August 2014

Risks in new adoption laws outlined

THE supervision has been warned a renovate of adoption laws risks opening a doorway to child trafficking, malpractice and reduced protections for children. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has been operative with high-profile adoption supporter Deborra-Lee Furness and father Hugh Jackman, has affianced to cut red fasten and make abroad adoption “much easier” for Australian families. ADOPTION REFORMS: […]

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GREENS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT FAST-TRACKING INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTIONS

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014 The Australian Greens have raised concerns about fast-tracking of intercountry adoption processes, in its dissenting report made to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014. “The Australian Greens believe that all legislation that affects children must be in the best interest of the child, but we […]

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L.A. Forum Highlights Korean American Adoptee Experiences

KoreAm by JAMES S. KIM The subject of adoption has a long, diverse and sometimes controversial history in the Korean American community. Some estimates say that as many as one in 10 Korean Americans is adopted. In other words, adoption is a major part of Korean American history. In an effort to help educate the community, especially […]

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The Overseas Adoption Option

By Penny Mackieson 11.Aug.14 The heart-rending story of baby Gammy has captured the attention of Australia, and of the world. While commercial surrogacy in Thailand is not approved of, it’s also not illegal, though the case of baby Gammy, which has recently exploded across global media, could change that. At significant risk, Gammy’s Thai surrogate […]

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Australian Story – Searching for C11 Part 1

This episode was broadcast at 8:00pm on Monday 11 August 2014. It was published 3 hours ago and is available until 9:00pm on 25 August 2014. Secrets, lies and a young woman’s search to solve the mystery of her conception. An Australian Story special.

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