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NAAW 2015

National Adoption Awareness Week 2015 

8 – 14 November

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

NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events exploring the experiences of children and families through local and intercountry adoption and promote reform of Australian adoption laws and practices to facilitate a pro-adoption community.

Friday 6 November

Out of Home Care Adoption Masterclass
Speaker: Sir Martin Narey, Government Advisor for Adoption in UK
Audience: Government / NGO Sector (Sydney)

Sunday 8 November

'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

Monday 9 November

NAAW Launch Event
Audience: Politicians and Adopt Change Ambassadors
(Parliament House, Canberra)
Thunderclap for Adopt Change
Social Media
OPEN EVENT / FREE
'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

Tuesday 10 November

Breakfast Briefing
Speaker: Sir Martin Narey, Government Advisor for Adoption in UK
Audience: Educators and Students (Brisbane)

'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE
'Adopting Seeds' Art Auction
Sofitel Melbourne
RSVP REQUIRED

Wednesday 11 November

School Workshop
Audience: Educators and Students
(Brisbane)
Webinar on Child Development
Speaker: Ass. Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney
Audience: Government / NGO Sector (Online)
'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

Thursday 12 November

Seminar on Child Development
Speaker: Ass. Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney
Audience: Government / NGO Sector (Melbourne)
'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

Friday 13 November

Seminar on Child Development
Speaker: Ass. Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney
Audience: Government / NGO Sector (Adelaide)
'Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

Parenting Webinar
Online
RSVP REQUIRED

Saturday 14 November

Seeds of Love' Art Exhibition
Sofitel Melbourne
OPEN EVENT / FREE

More Information 

2015 NAAW Results
2015 NAAW Event