Content: Displacement and isolation

Understanding trauma, separation, grief, loss, history and culture.

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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Grandmother of Madonna’s adopted African daughter Mercy begs to see her one final time

22:10, 3 Jun 2016 Updated 22:10, 3 Jun 2016 ByDanny Buckland A heartbroken grandmother in poverty-stricken Malawi has begged Madonna: “Please bring my little Mercy to me.” Sickly 73-year-old Lucy Chekechiwa pleaded for “one last chance” to be with the grandchild she has not seen since her controversial adoption by the singer in 2009. Madonna […]

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Our China Stories

Since 1992, more than 140,000 children have left China for homes in some sixteen countries. Here, Chinese adoptees, their families and friends tell their stories.  

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A Letter of Frustration and Gratitude on the End of China’s One-Child Policy

Jenni Fang Lee – Huffington Post Australia, 31 Oct 2015 Dear China, Congratulations on the great news! When I heard of the policy change this morning, part of me sang with joy. I am so glad that you are finally addressing one of the most important and daunting human rights issues that straddled your millennials and their […]

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