• I am Louise, and have been a member of the AFA since 2003. My family has been built through inter-country adoption with the Philippines program. My husband, Henry, and I have two beautiful and energetic boys (Aidan 9, and Henry 5). I'm looking forward to catching up with old AFA friends and new over the year.

  • We are the proud parents of Meiya, aged 11, and Anya, 6, both born in Taiwan.

    My husband Stuart and I made Canberra our home 7 years ago and underwent the adoption process in three states; NSW, Tasmania and finally Canberra. I have a keen interest in post adoption support (both personally and professionally as a social worker). I currently facilitate a monthly chat group for parents, and look forward to contributing to teen/tween activities and generally as a committee member throughout 2015.   I feel the AFA has much to offer the Canberra adoption and permanent care community.

  • I'm Jo Schell! First and foremost I'm mum to my delightful daughter Elly who was born in China in 2001 and came home in 2002. After that I work in the Department of Health and I'm taxi service and general support person to a busy teenage girl!


    I will continue to work hard for the AFA, I'm especially interested in keeping our tween/teen adoptees connected and supported. I look forward to meeting members in the next few months at some of the exciting events being planned.