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Posting articles, studies, reports, multimedia presentations, links and discussion papers – archiving and cataloguing of information for the members.

ARCS New website

Adoption Research and Counselling Service Inc (arcs) is an independent, “not for profit” community agency offering professional counselling, support, education, research and information to anyone living with the reality of adoption and being separated from family. Since 1984, arcs has been there for those affected by adoption and loss of relationship with family. We have […]

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ISS Australia – Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service

ISS Australia is pleased to inform you of our newly funded Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service. ISS Australia ICA Tracing Service (1) This free service will provide information, support and counselling to intercountry adoptees and adoptive parents regarding their decision to trace birth family, as well as support and guidance during the tracing and […]

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Intercountry Adoption Support Services

  CLIENT ACCESS Clients wishing to access the service can do so by calling the central 1300 543 396 service number (LifeWorks National Office) or via email on As the Coordinator of ICAFS Service, my role is to ensure clients are provided with comprehensive information regarding the service and are referred to their nearest […]

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Vietnam Visa Exemption possible for Adoptees

5 year visa exemption For husbands/wives and children of Vietnamese citizens or overseas Vietnamese, you are probably granted certificate of visa exemption valid for 5 years if submitting the documents listed below at the local embassy: ·     A completed copy of application form for visa exemption ·     02 recent passport photos (taken in color, white background,  face […]

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Australian Passport RENEWAL

Please note on the Australian Passport online renewal it will ask you the following questions, NOTE that BIRTH name can mean ADOPTIVE NAME. The site will ask for ; Current Passport number Name Birth Date Place of Birth Country of Birth Surname at Birth (Which I mistaken thought was my birth name, but they wanted […]

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