Search and Reunion

Search & Reunion: Impacts & Outcomes Perspective Paper a worldwide collation of over 40 intercountry adoptees from 14 countries of origin, sharing the ups and downs of searching, with hopes of reunion with original families, and in many cases, the complexities after reunion.

Review & Summary of our Perspective Paper by Thomas Graham, editor of the Australian Journal of Adoption and owner of Ipsify, sequel to the journal.

Contemplating Searching guide written specifically for intercountry adoption contexts – for those adoptees who want to search but have no idea where to begin.

Pauline Senchyna’s research on lessons learnt from Search & Reunion for intercountry adoptees.

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For specific birth country information on how to conduct a search:

Korean adoptees can access the SKAN (Swedish Korean Adoptee Network) Birth Family Search Booklet.

Sri Lankan adoptees can access a free Root Searching Guide in English, French, German provided by Switzerland group Back to the Roots.

The Chinese intercountry adoptees worldwide are also in the process of producing such a guide, coming soon.  Link to CCI Birth Parent Search Manual project.