Congratulations to Dara Read on the publication of her new book about adoption for young readers, Hundreds and Thousands. Dara is an Australian author and is adopted herself. Please see Dara's introduction to her book...
WISE Up! – Walk away, Its private, Share something, Educate Others
WISE Up! - Walk away, Its private, Share something, Educate OthersThis fabulous training was run for the first time in 10 years in Canberra at the end of May. One of the many benefits of becoming an AFA member. Learn more from one parent what the day was about and...
Implementing the successor plan to the National Framework
Have your say and help shape the first of two five-year implementation plans for the successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. Learn more here: Implementing the successor plan to the National Framework |...
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...
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
ActewAGL Community Grants Program
Thanks to ActewAGL community grants program - AFA have a new website and improved IT so new and existing members can keep in touch more easily.
Advocates welcome changes to ACT adoptions to put children’s needs first
Adoption advocates have welcomed changes to ACT laws which they say will make it easier for children to have the legal security and family stability of being formally adopted. Under amendments set to come into force on Tuesday, parental consent for adoption would no...
AFA Christmas Chaos 2020
The AFA Christmas party was held on 29 November 2020 at the Greenhills Conference Centre. It was a great opportunity for us to get together in what has been a challenging year for many.
For everyone struggling with learning from home at the moment
The Australian Govt's Department of Education, Skills & Employment have set up this website with resources for parents. I work for this department these days, but had nothing to do with developing this website. Hope it's of use....
Some good news for birth certificates for adopted children in the ACT
when this bill passes we will be able to apply for integrated birth certificates that include birth parents and adoptive parents. Hooray!! See page 13 of the tabled bill - https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/.../PDF/db_62836.PDF