Content: Developing Identity

Knowing oneself, disconnectedness, creating boundaries, choice.
Belonging, creating and maintaining connections to the adoptive family, birth family and the community.

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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An Iranian Intercountry Adoption

InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) 2017 I am an Iranian intercountry adoptee born in 1969 and adopted by my American adoptive family in 1976. They lived and worked at a small shipping port town called Bandar-e-abbas, not far from Tehran for a number of years. My adoptive father worked in a British ship building company, contracted […]

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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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