November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Adopt Change exists to ensure all children have access to a safe, nurturing and permanent family home and that families are well supported.

Sadly, many children globally and within Australia do not have this need met. Globally there are approximately 18 million orphans who have lost both parents. Within Australia there are almost 40,000 children who have been living away from their birth parents (usually due to abuse or neglect) for over two years, unlikely to return home. Many of these children in the Australian out of home care system move too many times (some over twenty times), missing out on having a permanent place to call home, and missing out on growing up with a family. Instead, these children experience a range of negative outcomes during childhood and in later life including difficulties with education and relationships, interactions with the justice system, poor health, early pregnancy and homelessness.

National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) is coordinated by Adopt Change and is designed to raise awareness of adoption and provide education on the support needs of children and families. NAAW aims to increase insight and understanding through a series of specialist and community-based events exploring the experiences of children and families through local and intercountry adoption and promote reform of Australian adoption laws and practices to facilitate a pro-adoption community.

Almost 40,000 children in Australia in need of a permanent home

40% of children had 2 to over 10 moves in two years

Higher risk of substance abuse, homelessness and health problems

Adopt Change began in 2008 with the first National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) with the aim of shining a light upon the critical issues and systemic challenges facing vulnerable children in Australia. NAAM is held each November and recently celebrated its 10th year in 2017.

All information taken from http://www.adoptchange.org.au. If you wish to know more, please head to their page.

http://www.adoptchange.org.au

 

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