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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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Finding the Way Back – A mission to give back to orphans and underprivileged

Vietnamese Adoptee Jason Kayser continues his journey and shares through this amazing blog. Thankyou Jason.   Vietnam Reflections – March 2017 What’s there to say after a trip like this? There are so many stories, sites, sounds, smells and experiences I could not write down.  So many “Divine Appointments” and “GRT (God Right There)” moments […]

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Print Email Facebook Twitter More Vietnam’s Operation Babylift adoptee uses DNA testing to find close relative

ABC AM – By South-East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated 21 Sep 2016, 12:24am After landing at Ho Chi Minh City airport, Adelaide woman Chantal Doecke asks herself in a whisper: “Where are you mum?” The 41-year-old is on an emotional journey to find a family she has never met and to connect with a […]

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Adoptee Reunions: A Happy Ending Can Be Elusive

Korean Expose, Published on January 4, 2017 by Katelyn Hemmeke When I tell South Korean nationals that I’m a Korean-American adoptee, their reactions vary from a kind of backhanded recognition (“Oh, so that’s why you can’t speak Korean”) to profuse apologies (“I’m so sorry that happened to you”) to expressions of jealousy (“You’re so lucky; […]

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