Resources & Links
ASFC Library..... Access to members only to borrow books related to adoption, culture and parenting. Books for children and adults alike embracing diversity, memoirs and adoption throughout the lifespan. As well as DVDs.,
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.
International Social Services Australia Post Adoption Tracing and Reunification
The funded service assists intercountry adoptees and their families, including those adopted overseas by an Australian family who then returned to Australia (known as “expatriate” adoptions). The service scope does NOT include those who were adopted via a local adoption process overseas, who subsequently migrated to Australia, or those adopted in a domestic (Australian) adoption where a family member subsequently moved overseas.
CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the United Kingdom's leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care by supporting the agencies and professionals who work with them.
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
In Western Australia, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support is the only agency allowed to arrange local or overseas adoptions. Their website contains relevant information and FAQs in relation to the process in Western Australia
EMK Press publishes a variety of books and helpful resources as your families evolve on the journey of parenting.
Intercountry Adoption Australia
The Australian Government created Intercountry Adoption Australia to help guide parents wanting to adopt a child from overseas. We are a national service and central point of contact for people at all stages of the intercountry adoption process. Whether you are already in the process, or considering applying to adopt a child from overseas, Intercountry Adoption Australia can connect you to a variety of resources and services.
InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV)
InterCountry Adoptee Voices was established in 1998 in Sydney by intercountry adoptees for intercountry adoptees of any country of origin. ICAV offers a growing list of adoptee experiences, academic research, topic papers, news and information about intercountry adoption, and its services offered via its website.
Supports the building of families to ensure that vulnerable children are able to remain within their birth family where possible. When that is not possible or safe, adoption must be a legitimate option when considering permanency for vulnerable children.