Anna is of Chinese descent, adopted in Hong Kong by an Australian family who live and work in Hong Kong. Anna currently reside in Queensland (QLD) and has 2 brothers born to her adoptive parents. Anna lived in Hong Kong during her childhood and moved to Australia in her teenage years to go to boarding school. She calls both Hong Kong and Australia “home”.
A little over 20 years ago Anna embarked on searching for her biological mother with the assistance from her adoptive parents and the Hong Kong government. She found her birth mother and also discovered 2 half sisters, 1 half brother and many aunts and uncles.
Anna was one of ICAV’s original leaders, volunteering as the ICAV Hong Kong Rep when ICAV had Country of Origin Representatives. She took a break and has returned because she is so passionate about helping fellow adoptees. Anna continues to assist and guide other Hong Kong adoptees with their search for birth family in Hong Kong. She has been actively involved in the adoption legislation review in Queensland, held a position on the National Intercountry Adoption Advisory Group (NICAAG) providing advice to the Attorney General’s Department (AGD) Australia, and has liaised in the past with Adoption Services Queensland to be involved in interactive groups with prospective parents and many other intercountry adoption related forums and community events.
Outside the adoption arena, Anna has a career in the IT industry where she has worked in the public, private and retail sectors. She continues to manage her own business in the computer industry in her spare time.