Monthly Archives: July 2016

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 […]

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The Trouble With the Christian Adoption Movement

New Republic Evangelical Americans believed adoption could save children in the developing world from poverty—and save their souls. BY KATHRYN JOYCE January 11, 2016 In 2009 a Tennessee couple made a life-changing decision. As devout Christians, they decided to open their home to an orphaned girl from Ethiopia, whom they were told had been abandoned. They knew […]

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Adoption Act Refrom 2015/2016

In December 2015 the Attorney-General asked the Commission to provide recommendations to government on the modernisation of the Adoption Act 1984 and the Adoption Regulations 2008.View the terms of reference. The Commission will publish a consultation paper in early August 2016, outlining the scope of the inquiry and inviting submissions from the public.  Submissions are welcome after […]

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Intercountry Adoption Support Services

  CLIENT ACCESS Clients wishing to access the service can do so by calling the central 1300 543 396 service number (LifeWorks National Office) or via email on icasupport@lifeworks.com.au As the Coordinator of ICAFS Service, my role is to ensure clients are provided with comprehensive information regarding the service and are referred to their nearest […]

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Vietnam Visa Exemption possible for Adoptees

5 year visa exemption For husbands/wives and children of Vietnamese citizens or overseas Vietnamese, you are probably granted certificate of visa exemption valid for 5 years if submitting the documents listed below at the local embassy: ·     A completed copy of application form for visa exemption ·     02 recent passport photos (taken in color, white background,  face […]

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