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Can permanent care provide a solution for the troubled child protection system?

The Conversation – February 11, 2016 4.14pm AEDT – Author Damien Riggs  – Associate Professor in Social Work, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Flinders University Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when a child is removed to demonstrate that the child should be […]

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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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Indian couple to travel to Australia to force reunion with ‘trafficked daughter’

Source: http://www.smh.com.au October 18, 2015 – 12:00AM Rory Callinan An Indian couple will travel to Australia to force a reunion with a girl they allege is their daughter who was kidnapped and illegally adopted to a Queensland family. Fatima and Salya, from East India, have spent nearly 10 years unsuccessfully seeking contact with the girl who […]

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U.S. GOA Report on Adoption Rehoming

The Huffington Post – Australia Posted: 21/09/2015 22:57 AEST Two years after Reuters’ five-part report on the rehoming of adopted children in the U.S., the U.S. Government Office of Accountability (GOA) has released a report entitled “Steps Have Been Taken to Address Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Children” (GAO-15-733: Published: Sep 16, 2015. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2015). Click here to […]

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Celebrities sugar-coat reality of foreign adoption, adult adoptees say

SBS – By Sylvia Varnham O’Regan 30 JUN 2015 – 12:05 PM Adults who were adopted from foreign countries as children say there is a lack of support for adoptees in Australia and they feel powerless to have their voices heard. Stacey Lim* has heard differing accounts of why her parents adopted her from South […]

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