For those interested in reading about our Perth meeting with Green’s Senator Rachel Siewart on 18 May, thanks to Sue Bylund for presenting and providing the Summary on ICAVs behalf, joined by Leanne Tololeski.
Awesome job Sue & Leanne!
Our next ICAV meeting is scheduled for 22 June with the Department of Social Services (who are responsible for the new 1800 hotline for Intercountry Adoption in Australia – assisting prospective parents to navigate the process in Australia) and the Attorney General’s Dept (who are responsible for ensuring Australia meets its obligations under The Hague Convention for InterCountry Adoption and for establishing the programs with Sending Countries to Australia).
Also, keep an eye out for an interesting program Thurs 4 June on ABC7:30 Report http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/
From ICAV – Sharna Ciotti, Korean adoptee raised in Italian family and reunited with her bio family, talks about the complexities of ICA. The journalist Louise Milligan was very interested in ICAVs attempts to speak with Government and push for recognition of adult adoptee’s needs and the poorly funded Post Adoption Support Services through out Australia.