Post Adoption Support


… the most required and necessary element to encourage positive outcomes for intercountry adoption!

If any country facilitates intercountry adoption, ethically they should also provide pre and post support for the lifelong journey of those who are impacted.

Here we provide a list of Post Adoption Supports / Aftercare provided by adoptee led organisations* listed by their geographical base for operations. Remember that many do provide a worldwide service, so it’s recommended to check each location for a service that might fit your needs.

*Canada’s list has been provided by the Canadian Central Authority in 2020 and is mostly not adoptee led.

Searching Support

Together with our links above which list all adoptee led post adoption services around the world (some free, some at a cost), see also ICAVs Search & Reunion Resources for preparing those considering searching, a comprehensive paper from those who have searched and reunited, DNA advice, and adoptee groups who have provided birth country specific search guides.

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