Content: Culture and Language

Balancing two cultural identities by learning about birth language, customs and traditions.

The Perks Of Being An Adoptee

 The Perks Of Being An Adoptee By Mae Claire Adoption is complex and each adoption is unique. There is something that unites all adoptees though, and it is loss. Many find happiness, joy, understanding, and their birth family while at the same time experiencing great pain. There are also adoptees who have had less ideal […]

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The Colour of Time – A Longitudinal Exploration of the Impact of Intercountry Adoption in Australia

A new book, The Colour of Time: A Longitudinal Exploration of the Impact of Intercountry Adoption in Australia is to be released in June this year. This is the sequel to The Colour of Difference: Journeys in Transracial Adoption by Federation Press, 2001 (no longer available in print but can be purchased as an ebook at Google […]

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The Colour of Difference: Journeys in Transracial Adoption

The Colour of Difference: Journeys in Transracial Adoption Accounts of the experience of cross-cultural adoption, by adoptees. These accounts are introduced by Sarah Armstrong, who introduces the project, the issues around cross-cultural adoption, themes arising through the first person accounts and provides statistics on the scale of cross-cultural adoption. “The aim of the project was […]

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The Colour of Time

A new book, The Colour of Time: A Longitudinal Exploration of the Impact of Intercountry Adoption in Australia is to be released in June this year. The Colour of Time follows the journeys of 13 of the original 27 contributors from The Colour of Difference.  Reading about their experiences 15 years on, you will gain a greater understanding […]

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Beyond Cultural Camp – Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption

Funded by WK Kellogg Foundation and Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2009-2011 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This report was researched and written by Hollee McGinnis, Policy & Operations Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; Susan Livingston Smith, Program & Project Director of the Institute, Dr. Scott D. Ryan, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute and […]

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