This event is in the past.
We are concerned about the call to increase numbers of vulnerable and at risk children available for adoption in Australia.
We understand that there are in Australia alone, 43,009 (AIHW 2015) vulnerable and at risk children in, Out of Home Care who require ongoing support and care.
We are concerned that they are being currently misrepresented in the media, while a call to increase numbers of children available for adoption be made.
According to FACs, adoption should only be considered as a last option, when it is in the best interests of the child.
Therefore, we must ask, “Is adoption in the best interest of children?
I just signed the petition, "State and Federal Members of Parliament, Prime Minister of Australia, Jan Barham: Adoption Not the Answer! Ask the Children What Do they Want?."
I think this is important. Will you sign it too?
Here's the link: