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Why is Adopt Change needed?

Every child deserves a family, and we embrace adoption as a positive way of forming a permanent loving family. We support capacity building of families to ensure that vulnerable children are able to remain within their birth family where possible. When that is not possible or safe, adoption must be a legitimate option when considering permanency for vulnerable children.

Adoptions in Australia

2015

292

Australian children

needing permanency

30k

Orphans who have

lost both parents (global)

17.8m

What we do to help

Research

Learn more about the research programs undertaken by Adopt Change to support capacity building of families considering permanency for vulnerable children.

Advocacy and educating

Legislative and systemic reform is one of our key missions in creating a system that meets the needs of vulnerable children.

NAAW

National Adoption Awareness Week is coordinated by Adopt Change and is designed to raise awareness of adoption and provide education on the support needs of children.

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Write to your MP

Upcoming events

NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events.

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NStD

12 November - 18 November 2017

NAAW Save the Dates 12-18 November 2017

BtAN

04 September 2017

Barriers to Adoption National Research Launch

Our latest news

Keep up to date and learn about the work Adopt Change is doing in the community.

Stories & Experiences 18 September 2017

Good enough to be a foster parent but not good enough to adopt

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Stories & Experiences 15 September 2017

Lost in a mire of paperwork

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Stories & Experiences 13 September 2017

Wanting permanence and belonging but the costs of adoption are too great

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