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VANISH News Bulletin - February 2014

The Federal Government is undertaking a review  of Intercountry Adoption with a view to free up the timelines and processes for overseas intercountry adoption.

Submissions for this review close on 20th February 2014.

See our newsletter for a summary of VANISH recommendations and learn how you too can have your say in this matter.

Meet and become involved in the RALLY against the current Government's intent to liberalise intercountry adoption.  When: Sunday 16th March 2014 at midday
Where: State Library of Victoria, Swanston St, Melbourne.
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Join us to commemorate the first anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions on 21st March 2014 at Ample Cafe (opposite VANISH). Further details

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VANISH news bulletin - December 2013

The VANISH Committee of Management and Staff Team wish you all the very best for the festive season. We trust that you will find joy and peace at this time of year and take part in some fun and restful activities. We appreciate that this is a challenging time of year as questions of family become foremost in people’s minds and hearts and we reflect on what is and what might have been. We sincerely hope that love and warmth will surround you at this time with dear friends close and comforting things around you.

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VANISH additional news September 2013

Forced Adoptions Service Providers Scoping Study

National Archives of Australia - Forced Adoptions History Project

Training - Looking through the 'lens of adoption' in working with loss and trauma

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VANISH news bulletin September 2013

Time flies by and I am about to take some annual leave. Hard to go away when so many exciting things are happening. The new VANISH website will go live this month and I think you will be delighted to see more information for service users and for professionals. We will be adding to this new resource and next year will see a register of counsellors knowledgeable about adoption go online with a forum for them to have professional discussions.

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