This page provides links to resources held and/or published by the AFA (library and Adoption Australia), as well as links to adoption education resources, email support groups, government adoption services units etc.

AFA Library
The AFA Library resources include books, magazine, videos, DVDS and conference papers, providing information on a range of adoption topics and issues. Borrowing rights are available to current financial members of the AFA.

Donations of relevant books, videos or articles to the library are always welcome, as are suggestions for purchase.

To enquire about the library, please email info@adoption.org.au

Adoption Australia
Adoption Australia is a quarterly magazine edited and published by the Adoptive Families Association of the ACT (AFA), is published four times a year and distributed to all members of the following organisations:

  • Adoptive Families Association of the ACT (AFA)
  • Australian Society for Intercountry Aid (Children) (ASIAC) NSW
  • World Families Australia SA (WFA)

The magazine is also distributed to libraries, agencies, state government adoption units and private subscribers.

Material for Adoption Australia is gathered from a wide range of sources, most importantly from adoptive families and adoptees. Readers are invited to submit letters, articles, poetry, photos or details of social events.

The magazine has coloured inserts for organisation specific information such as coffee morning, playgroups and committee meetings. Copy for these sections of the magazine should be sent direct to the relevant editors.

The next magazine will be Summer 2011.

To subscribe to Adoption Australia, please click here.

Recent issues

Spring 2007

Summer 2007

Autumn 2008

AFA Links
Educate the educators information to be used by parents and teachers to assist teachers and childcare workers become more aware of the needs of internationally adopted children. Included is information on special needs, bibliographies of books and lesson plans about adoption.

Email support groups providing country specific information; in-depth exploration of difficult adoption issues and topic guided discussions.

Government Adoption Services Units

Intercountry Adoption Support Organisations

International Adoption

Post Adoption Resources



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last updated: 5 December 2011
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