Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

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July 2014

The Institute undertook a National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Experiences (Kenny et al., 2012), which examined the effects of forced adoptions, including the psychological, emotional and social impacts. Subsequently, the Institute undertook the Forced Adoption Support Services Scoping Study (Higgins et al., 2014), which focused on the ways in which service providers can most appropriately respond to the current needs of people affected by forced adoption practices including the need for information, counselling and reunion services.