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ICAFFS Adoption Resources

ICAFFS Adoption Resources

Education Seminars for the Intercountry Adoption Community

Intercountry Adoption Support provides a range of educational seminars and resources to raise awareness and increase skills and knowledge of wide-ranging topics and issues related to intercountry adoption.


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Matters of Adoption – a podcast that takes a look at the myriad of perspectives and opinions around intercountry adoption in Australia.

This, our first series of 4 episodes, has a focus on the life stages of adoptees and we interview some of our practitioners about the work they’ve been doing to support adoptive parents, adoptee children and teens as well as young and older adult adoptees. We’d like to acknowledge that this series is exploring the practitioner’s perspective, and future episodes will include the voices of all involved.


You can view the webinars on the following links.  Powerpoint presentations are available for some. Please email if you would like a copy.

ICAFSS Community of Practice Forum 2020
Intercountry Adoption and Clinical Practice What clinicians, and other professionals, need to know when working with members of the intercountry adoption community.
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The Role of Extended Family in Intercountry Adoption
An adopted child enters a family which generally doesn’t consist of just their parents. There may be aunties, uncles, grandparents and even adult siblings who live outside the child’s home. On the journey to adopt, extended family may be aware of what is happening, and they may be involved in conversations along the way. So what is the role of extended family in supporting the child and their parents.

View the webinar

Download resource material Role of Extended Family in Adoption

The Ugly Model: A documentary Q&A panel discussion featuring adult adoptees and ICAFS Child and Family Counsellor

Shame in the Context of Intercountry Adoption Part 1

Shame in the Context of Intercountry Adoption Part 2

An introduction to Loss and Grief and how this connects to Intercountry Adoption

Identity and Belonging – Parenting Intercountry Adopted Teens

Recognise and Repair – Addressing the uniqueness of adoptive parenting



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