|This year we are proud to launch an Action through Connection theme.|
With a key objective to connect with:
Community: Through post adoption training lectures with Dr Karyn Purvis
Government: Through round table meetings
All Australians: Through a targeted media plan
There are 13 million children in the world without parents and some 120 million kids with one carer, who usually will struggle to provide for that child.
*Sourced from UNICEF
In Australia, there are 39,621 children in out of home care. 18,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent care solutions and yet 70 children were adopted in 2012.
This represents 1 in 249 children
* Sourced from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – Adoptions 2011-2012
Last year there were 333 adoptions in Australia, an 84% drop from 1988.
This is a dire state for children in need of permanent care solutions.
So join us in calling out for attention for these children who so desperately need safe, stable, loving families.
|Please contact us at email@example.com for information about the upcoming National Tour featuring international expert in attachment parenting: Dr Karyn Purvis.|
- Sydney Monday Nov 11, 9am-1pm CBD
- Melbourne Tuesday Nov 12, 9am-1pm CBD
- Brisbane Thursday Nov 14, 6pm - 9pm CBD
|Or book online now, using the links below:|
|Make families for children a priority in Australia. Let's overhaul the adoption system to ensure an ethical, expedient, well run and managed programme that supports kids finding their families and families finding their children.|
|(Photos with Deborra-lee Furness courtesy |
of The Sunday Telegraph)
|Our Vision: Every Child has a right to a family, and we embrace adoption as a positive and important way of forming a permanent family.|
Our Mission: Raise community awareness, encourage reform, and empower all Australians to engage with issues affecting adoption.
NAAW creates opportunities for open dialogue with all Australians, particularly those who have been touched by adoption.
Although adoption has been practiced in almost every country and culture throughout history, in Australia, adoption has too often been misunderstood, and at times, stigmatised and marginalised.
|Adoption is a legitimate way of forming a family. Many other countries have successfully embraced adoption. However, there is a perception that Australia has been reluctant to advocate for adoption and it's stakeholders. For example, adoptees continue to be discriminated against in some of our immigration laws and policies, and in some states with regard to access to information. |
NAAW also aims to explore ways of better supporting birth parents, young and adult adoptees, and our existing and future adoptive families.
National Adoption Awareness Week aims to increase insight and empathy, remove the stigma, and work towards a more positive adoption environment.
There are simply too many children in Australia and around the world, without families. Ethical, transparent adoption will enable some of these children to have a family and a brighter future.