AFA – Adoptive Families Association in the ACT

A supportive community of adoptive and foster families providing friendship, information and advice about the process of permanent care and adoption in the ACT.

Our association offers support and encouragement for people considering permanent care or adoption, going through the process or who are established as an adoptive or permanent care family.

Considering Adoption

Considering fostering or adoption and looking for support and advice?

Adoption Process

Currently going through the adoption process?

Adoptive Family

Wanting support as an established adoptive family?

Adoptive Families Association in the ACT

Who We Are

The Adoptive Families Association is run by a small committee of volunteers who coordinate activities and resources. Member participation is always encouraged in organising, as well as attending, events.

Latest News

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

The Wise up program is a facilitated (trained) workshop for children and adults to provide primary school age adopted children the tools to respond to classmate inevitable questions, neighbours remarks and insensitive school assignments. Open to members and their...

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Join us for an AFA morning tea on Friday 30 April at 10am. Children welcome. For more information contact info@adoption.org.au or better still, become a member and you will be the first to know of all AFA activities Become a Member – Adoptive Families Association ACT...

Adoptions in Australia – The Data

Adoptions in Australia – The Data

On 17 March 2021, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released their 19-20 report on Adoptions in Australia Adoptions Overview - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au) Child protection in the time of COVID 19On 15 January 2021, the...

First Catchup of the Year

First Catchup of the Year

Join us for our first coffee catch up for the year on Tuesday 16 March at 10am. There is a small playground for little people. Keep your eye out for future events - better still, become a member and tell us what you would like from the association Become a Member -...

#THRIVE2020

#THRIVE2020

Please find attached the recommendations from the #THRIVE2020 Virtual National Permanency Conference in October 2020.  It has a great list of resources that can be found on the final page.  National Recommendation Submission AdoptChange_PublicDownload

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

The Wise up program is a facilitated (trained) workshop for children and adults to provide primary school age adopted children the tools to respond to classmate inevitable questions, neighbours remarks and insensitive school assignments. Open to members and their...

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Join us for an AFA morning tea on Friday 30 April at 10am. Children welcome. For more information contact info@adoption.org.au or better still, become a member and you will be the first to know of all AFA activities Become a Member – Adoptive Families Association ACT...

Adoptions in Australia – The Data

Adoptions in Australia – The Data

On 17 March 2021, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released their 19-20 report on Adoptions in Australia Adoptions Overview - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au) Child protection in the time of COVID 19On 15 January 2021, the...

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

WISE up program – Saturday 29 May

The Wise up program is a facilitated (trained) workshop for children and adults to provide primary school age adopted children the tools to respond to classmate inevitable questions, neighbours remarks and insensitive school assignments. Open to members and their...

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Coffee Catchup – Friday 20 April

Join us for an AFA morning tea on Friday 30 April at 10am. Children welcome. For more information contact info@adoption.org.au or better still, become a member and you will be the first to know of all AFA activities Become a Member – Adoptive Families Association ACT...

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members to join our growing community. Come along to one of our family friendly events and get involved. Our support network would be happy to answer your questions about fostering or adoption.
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Get in touch

PO Box 1030, Woden ACT 2606

info@adoption.org.au

adoption.org.au

Adoptive Families Association
Canberra & the A.C.T

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