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Integrated Birth Certificates – A Slap in the Face for many Adoptees?

National Adoptee Peak Body, Adoptee Rights Australia (ARA) Inc has rejected the claim that NSW integrated birth certificate reforms solve the issues around birth certificates for adopted people. President of ARA, Peter Capomolla Moore, says: “The reforms in NSW are a token gesture at most. “Some adoptees see having the adoptive parents on the birth …

National Peak Adoptee Organisation calls for an inquiry into adoption – not the promotion of adoption from care.

National Peak Body for adoptees, Adoptee Rights Australia (ARA) Inc. does not support the current push towards increasing adoptions by some state governments and wealthy, self-interested lobby groups. Instead, ARA Inc. is calling for an inquiry into the controversial practice of adoption itself – its legislation, policy and practices, and its effect on the human …

Adult adoptees silenced in Parliamentary Adoption Inquiry

The Commonwealth government is years behind Europe in adoption research and practices and they are silencing adoptees in Australia who have lived experience of adoption, according to Adoption Rights Australia (ARA). Head of the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry on Local Adoption, Julia Banks MP, refused to allow Adoptee groups and ARA members to contribute to the …