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. This guide includes adoptee led organisations who provide Search & Reunion and / or DNA searching support.
ISS – SSI released a Search for Origins Guide specific to intercountry adoption.
ISS Australia created this 3 min video about the Importance of Finding Your Origins
Pauline Senchyna’s research on lessons learnt from Search & Reunion for intercountry adoptees.
A useful website for DNA testing : Best DNA test for Adoptees
Specific birth country information on how to conduct a search:
ICAV is supporting Chinese Birth Families seeking help to search for their children lost to adoption, see Chinese Adoptees Being Searched For.
Korean adoptees can access the SKAN (Swedish Korean Adoptee Network) Birth Family Search Booklet.