Overview

Who It's For

Our service supports young or adult adoptees, adoptive parents, prospective adoptive parents (including expatriate Australians while living overseas), and families of adoptees including siblings, partners and children (when their need for support relates to an adoptee’s experiences of intercountry adoption).

How We Help

Our professional team have extensive experience navigating the complexity of intercountry adoption. We support families as they navigate the changes adoption brings to their lives.

What to Expect

We’ll discuss your current circumstances and create a plan customised to your individual needs. This may include putting together strategies to strengthen your local support network and improve your relationships between immediate and extended family members, and supporting you to develop new ways to cope with difficult times.

Intercountry adoptees can experience a range of challenges adapting to life with their new family.

Being adopted inevitably causes some disruption in someone’s life, even after joining a loving and stable family. This disruption can often have a significant impact, even if a child was adopted at a young age, and can cause challenges early on when the child joins the family, or may not be apparent until later in life.

Language and cultural barriers
Early trauma and attachment disruption
Behavioural issues at home and at school
Issues concerning food and nutrition
Undiagnosed existing medical conditions
Challenges with building relationships with others

This service provides:

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Case management and casework support
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Therapeutic groups and strategies for dealing with challenges
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Parenting support
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Help accessing small grants and bursaries
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Referral to other support services where required
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Education and training for allied health and community workers
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