Read Dr Jane Aronson's speech from the WWO Gala at The Huffington Post. I have so much love and respect for this woman!
Trauma and Resiliency
We salute all parents in the audience tonight who created families thru adoption, me included. November is National Adoption Month. I thank all of you who were inspired to support the kids "left behind" after you adopted your children....
Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:05:20 PM
Adoption is a legitimate and meaningful way to create a forever family. Help me raise awareness for children across the country in need of a loving family and safe home on US National Adoption Day, November 22! #natadoptionday
Saturday 22nd of November 2014 12:00:01 PM
THRILLED to have the opportunity to be a part of raising awareness around all the issues addressed in the Convention of the Rights of the Child.... hoping all the signaturies renew their commitment in making this world a better place for kids.
UNICEF #imagineproject #adoptchange
Friday 21st of November 2014 03:29:40 AM
Celebrating the amazing work of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) Orphan Rangers. Dr. Jane Aronson hosted another spectacular evening to raise funds to enable the incredible work that WWO does all over the world.
Wednesday 19th of November 2014 03:45:00 AM
I'm celebrating #WomenWhoWork today with Ivanka Trump!
Watch the video at WomenWhoWork.com.
I'm shouting out to some women who inspire me... Dr. Jane Aronson, Dr Karyn Purvis (TCU Institute of Child Development), and Chelsea Clinton.
Monday 17th of November 2014 09:00:00 PM
Free webinar with Doctors from TCU Institute of Child Development starts at 3pm AEDT! Details at www.adoptchange.org.au
Home | Adopt Change
National Adoption Awareness Week (NAAW) is a series of community based events exploring the process of adoption, and the journeys of all people touched by adoption, locally and internationally.
Thursday 13th of November 2014 09:17:18 PM
Craig Juntenen continues to create opportunities to put energy into finding solutions for the myriad of challenges that need to be overcome so that children can find their families.
<a href="http://vimeo.com/111573477" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/111573477</a>
Both Ends Burning Global Permanency Symposium
We were excited to bring together delegates from 20 countries, experts, facilitators and country hosts to engage in meaningful conversation about how we better serve…
Thursday 13th of November 2014 03:35:00 AM
Head to www.adoptchange.org.au and follow the links to participate in an interactive FREE national online webinar as a part of National Adoption Awareness Week this Friday with Dr Casey Call and Dr Amanda Howard from Dr Karyn Purvis' TCU Institute of Child Development
Tuesday 11th of November 2014 11:35:28 PM
Wow! I am completely overjoyed to be named the NSW Australian of the Year, 2015.
It's such an extraordinary honour to be thought of for such a prestigious award. I am so chuffed to be in such good company. I would like to acknowledge everyone's amazing contribution.
I am thrilled this energy and attention that is coming my way will help to highlight the need to serve vulnerable and abandoned children in Australia and all over the world and I continue to think it is possible that every child can belong in a loving family.
Thanks to my friend Victoria for accepting the title on my behalf.
Monday 10th of November 2014 03:39:15 AM
I am so pleased to announce that I have recently come on board as a Patron of the Forever Angels Orphanage in Tanzania.
Forever Angels is an orphanage for babies and infants in Tanzania which does not really believe in orphanages!
We believe that all children should be raised in families and whenever possible we support children in their own homes through our Outreach work. When this is impossible, lifesaving care is given to orphaned, abandoned, HIV positive and disabled infants at our centre.
Forever Angels then does everything in its power to return children to their existing family members, while continuing to monitor and support them in their homes.
When this is not an option, we work with Social Welfare to find adoptive families for our children.
Forever Angels has a belief in family, and that every child has the right to be raised in one.
<a href="http://www.foreverangels.org/" target="_blank">http://www.foreverangels.org/</a>
Sunday 9th of November 2014 04:45:01 AM
Thanks to the team at Adopt Change and PM Tony Abbott for keeping adoption awareness on the agenda!
Prime Minister Tony Abbott this morning re-affirms his support to reforming the adoption process in Australia. Photographed here with children who have found their forever families in Australia. Chairman John O'Neill and new CEO Jane Hunt join in the announcement as the PM set a goal of 12 months for families to have an adoption processed in Australia.
Thursday 6th of November 2014 08:20:49 PM
My friend Adam Pertman is thriving in his new role heading up the National Center of Adoption and Permanency is doing an incredible job of accumulating an amazing array of support systems for everyone touched by adoption.
<a href="http://www.nationalcenteronadoptionandpermanency.net/" target="_blank">http://www.nationalcenteronadoptionandpermanency.net/</a>
National Center on Adoption and Permanency
The most important resource that we offer at NCAP is our people, a carefully selected team of some of the most-experienced and successful clinicians, educators and experts in the realms of adoption, foster care and child welfare.
Monday 3rd of November 2014 05:25:10 PM
The Australian of the Year Awards program is a fantastic way of acknowledging the initiatives of so many extraordinary people. I am honoured to be nominated with these inspiring individuals who are really making a difference. <a href="http://bit.ly/1qXbEqj" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/1qXbEqj</a>
Australian of the Year Awards
Tuesday 21st of October 2014 04:00:01 PM
Louise Voigt, CEO of Barnardos Australia, is one of the most inspiring child advocates I've met through this journey with Adopt Change. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of their ground-breaking study into Open Adoptions in Australia.
Barnardos launches open adoptions study
Barnardos Australia will embark on a study into open adoptions, where birth parents remain in contact with their child.
Friday 12th of September 2014 02:06:29 AM
I'd love to see what you're wearing for #FootyColoursDay! Get on board for the amazing @FightCancerfdn team! <a href="http://ow.ly/B6SlG" target="_blank">http://ow.ly/B6SlG</a>
Footy Colours Day | Friday 5th September – Fight Cancer Foundation
Register your company, school, organisation or club now for FOOTY COLOURS DAY 2014 and support children and teens living with cancer.
Thursday 4th of September 2014 07:15:03 PM
Wonderful day launching Adopt Change last month in Sydney at the Hilton Sydney. Thanks to all who came and supported! Head to the Adopt Change website (www.adoptchange.org.au) for information on National Adoption Awareness Week 2014 and join our family!
Adopt Change Launch
On Wednesday 20 August, 2014 members of the adoption community, political leaders, sector representatives, and child advocates came together to launch Adopt ...
Thursday 4th of September 2014 04:04:05 AM
My opinion piece out today - <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/children-need-us-to-adopt-a-new-attitude-to-adoption/story-fni0cwl5-1227032375629" target="_blank">http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/children-need-us-to-adopt-a-new-attitude-to-adoption/story-fni0cwl5-1227032375629</a>
Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:37:05 PM