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Labor Government Bringing Adoption Laws Into The 21st Century 21 December 2015

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Labor Media Release 17 December 2015

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Australian Story featuring Jan Russ

Casting Director Jan Russ: From teenage mum to mother figure to the stars:

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World first for Victoria - increased opportunity for donor conceived people to find their 'donor' fathers. Media Release 25th August 2014

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Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Bill 2014 - where does adoption fit?

Coleen Clare Manager of VANISH Inc. stated today....."It is not ok that the Children, Youth and Families Bill is being amended this week without any consultation with the adoption community, when it escalates adoption as a choice for parents who are unable to care for their children......"

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Australian Story 11th August: Searching for C11

When she was 21, Lauren Burns was told a family secret that turned her world upside down.  Her mother revealed that Lauren had been conceived using donor sperm in the early ‘80s at a clinic in Melbourne.  Her parents never told anyone in the family and the donor was assured his identity would remain secret.

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