Vision & Mission

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To educate, support, connect, collaborate, galvanise and give voice to intercountry adoptees from around the world.

ICAV achieves this through:

  • Providing a safe supportive forum for adoptees to form their views and opinions while they grow through out their lifelong adoption journey.
  • Encouraging intercountry adoptees and intercountry adoptee-led groups to speak out and push for the rights of intercountry adoptees and original families.
  • Raising awareness in the community of the complexities involved in intercountry adoptionĀ on both the micro and macro levels.
  • Speaking out about the negative effects of intercountry adoption especially those of trafficking, rehoming, deportation / citizenship and abuse.



A world where existing intercountry adoptees are not isolated or ignored, but supported by community, government, organisations and family throughout their entire adoption journey.

A world in the future, where intercountry adoption is rarely necessary.