Adoption Support

Please note: if you are seeking assistance in birth family member tracing, counselling or other professional assistance, please contact the Post Adoption Support Service (PASS) http://www.rasa.org.au/services/couples-families/post-adoption-support-services/ on 8245 8100.  This service is fully funded by the Government of South Australia and therefore provides free supports and services to adopted people (children, teens and adults), and birth family and adoptive family members.

World Families Australia provides support to the intercountry adoption community in the following ways:

Advocacy and consultation

  • Sharing the chair of the South Australian Adoption Support Groups and Services , which meets four times a year to share ideas, discusses and provides feedback on national and state issues that affect the Intercountry adoption community and plans social functions for adoptive families and children.

Social Functions Coordination

  • Supports the annual Barmera camp, usually run over the Christmas holidays for adoptive families. The camp has been running for twenty years and is a great social event and support network for both, children, young people and parents.
  • A WFA member provides coffee mornings held on the first Wednesday of each month at a member's home. They provide a great opportunity for parents to have a chat and support one another.
  • Arrange two family picnics each year, around May and November

Membership

  • A significant number of supporters choose to become members of World Families Australia without necessarily becoming donors.  Generally these are people who have a connection with adoptions and by virtue of the $40 membership fee are able to receive the quarterly Adoption Australia magazine.  This membership also provides access to the quarterly magazine "Impact" that World Families Australia produces in regard to projects conducted in its name.

Details

World Families Australia Adoption Support Committee
Vicki Hyde
c/- WFA Office
Ph: 08 82587909
Email: worldfamilies@bigpond.com