Intercountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV)

To educate, support, connect, collaborate, galvanise and give voice to intercountry adoptees from around the world.

ICAV achieves this through:

Providing a safe, supportive and respectful forum for adoptees to form their views and opinions while they grow throughout their lifelong adoption pathway.

Encouraging intercountry adoptees and intercountry adoptee-led groups to speak out and advocate for the rights of intercountry adoptees and original families.

Raising awareness in the community and to the public about the complexities involved in intercountry adoption on both the micro and macro levels.

Speaking out about the negative effects of intercountry adoption especially those of identity loss, trafficking, rehoming, deportation / citizenship and abuse.

A world where existing intercountry adoptees are not isolated or ignored, but supported by community, government, organisations and family throughout their entire adoption journey.

A world in the future, where intercountry adoption is rarely necessary.

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Date Published
May 10, 2023
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