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Celebrity campaign to reform adoption laws

This is the transcript of a radio show that was broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 13.03.2008. KERRY O’BRIEN: The apparent ease with which celebrities adopt children from the developing world has left many prospective parents in Australia wondering why it’s such a difficult process here.

Adoption rate in free fall

This article was published on 21.02.2008, in The Age. Thirty-five years ago there were almost 10,000 adoptions in Australia. Last year there were just 568.

Sorry Day and the Stolen Generations

This article, as well as other reports and documents can be found on Australia’s Culture Portal. The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal… Read more »

Police ground children in Dili

This article was published on 10.11.2007 in The Sidney Morning Herald. AUTHORITIES have stopped a woman from leaving East Timor with 23 children from an orphanage run by an Australian after a UN agency raised concerns.

Babies in limbo

This article was published on 07.10.2006 in Adelaide Now. ABOUT 20 South Australian families who have been waiting up to three years to adopt Indian babies remain in limbo after an adoption agency was accused of baby trafficking.

Adoption heartache for hundreds

This article was published on 17.09.2006, in The Sidney Morning Herald. SOUTH Korea has suspended all new overseas adoptions, plunging hundreds of Australian families into uncertainty.

Virtual land of the baby broker business

This article was published on 16.12.2004 in the Sidney Morning Herald. Tough new restrictions could soon slow America’s insatiable demand for overseas children.

Private hurry-up for foreign adoptions

This article was published on 15.12.2003 the Sidney Morning Herald. The long delays for overseas adoptions may be over with new rules being considered to allow private adoption agencies to operate in NSW for the first time.

Adopting from Romania

Extract from ‘How many planes to get me?’ by Jonquil Graham Original text can be found here. By the time the plane taxied into Bucharest I had a raging headache. The journey had taken two days with long stopovers in Singapore, Bombay and Zurich, and now I felt nauseated and my legs were swollen.

Mother fights to meet son 11 years after his kidnap

This article was published on June 6th, in The Sunday Times. An Indian mother faces a heart-wrenching court battle in Holland to gain access to her 12-year-old son, whom she alleges was kidnapped as a baby then adopted by an unsuspecting Dutch couple.