Inter-Country Adoption

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  • Art Resistance (Firm), Inter-Country Adoptive Parents Working Party, NSW Committee on Adoption Inc., 2002. Going it Alone, Intercountry Adoptees Grown Up (VHS Video). Sydney: Art Resistance [for the Intercountry Adoptive Parents Working Party].
  • Australian Government Social Welfare Commission. Inter-country Adoptions, 1974. Proceedings of a Conference Organised by the Australian Government Social Welfare Commission, Canberra 24-25 July. Canberra: Social Welfare Commission.
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  • Calder, R., 1978. Families for Children: A Study of the Adoption Experience of Older Age Foreign Born Children and Their Australian Families. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Monash University.
  • Cederblad, M. and Swedish Intercountry Adoptions Authority, 2003. Adoption: But At What Price? Report of the Enquiry into Intercountry Adoption and Compilation of Adoption Research. Electronic version available at:http://www.mia.eu/english/utredneng.pdf.
  • Cederblad, M., 1981. ‘Utlandska adoptivbarns psykiska anpassning’. Lakartidningen 78: 816-819.
  • Charlesworth, S., 1993. ‘Ensuring the rights of children in inter-country adoption: Australian attitudes to access to adoption information’. In Parenthood in Modern Society: Legal and Social Issues for the Twenty-first Century, edited by John Eekelaar and Petar Sarcevic, pp. 251-265. Dordrecht: M. Nijhoff.
  • Chisholm, K., 1998. ‘A three year follow-up of attachment and indiscriminate friendliness in children adopted from Romanian orphanages’. Child Development 69 (4): 1092-1106.
  • Choularton, K., 1977. ‘Inter-country adoption: Some psychological problems. Seminar on inter-country adoption, University of Adelaide, 9-10 July, Proceedings,  pp. 39-41. Adelaide: Department of Adult Education, University of Adelaide.
  • Cohen, N. J., Lojkasek, M., Zadeh, Z. Y., Pugliese, M., & Kiefer, H., 2008. ‘Children adopted from China: A prospective study of their growth and development’. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 49 (4): 458-68.
  • Committee Bulletin, 2005. ‘The heartache of the Queensland adoption process’. Committee Bulletin 16 (9): 1-2.
  • Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 1997. ‘Inter-country adoption and parent support groups’. Commonwealth Law Bulletin23 (1& 2): 290-305.
  • Conin, K., 2001. ‘Primary consideration: Children’s rights in Australian immigration law’. In Melinda Jones and Lee Ann Basser Marks, (eds). Children on the Agenda: The Rights of Australian Children, pp. 147-162. St Leonards, NSW: St Prospect Media Pty Ltd. 
  • Cooper, D., 2004. ‘Same sex couples, marriage and overseas adoption’. Queensland Lawyer 25 (1): 7-8.
  • Crawford, J., 1977. ‘Inter-country adoption: The legal aspects’. In Seminar on Inter-Country Adoption, University of Adelaide, 9-10 July, 1977, Proceedings, pp. 52-62. Adelaide: Department of Adult Education, University of Adelaide.
  • Cuthbert, D., Swain, S. Quartly, M. 2010. ‘Interdisciplinary perspectives on intercountry adoption in Australia’(Workshop summary) http://www.assa.edu.au/programs/workshop/workshop.php?id=79
  • Current Family Law, 2000. ‘Amendments to the family law (Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption) regulations’.Current Family Law 6 (1): 4-6.
  • Dalton, R., O’Donnell, L., 1999. ‘Tapping into China’s baby market’. The Australian, 6 March, p. 7.
  • Dueling, J., 2003. ‘Inter-country adoption in international law: National report for Australia’. Colloque Sur L’Adoption Internationale En Droit Compare, Paris, 25-26 Avril, pp. 1-35.
  • Degeling, J., 1993. ‘Inter-country adoption: A new convention for Australia?’ Australian Law Librarian 1 (5): 214-218.
  • del Dastillo, L. 2004. Social work and international collaboration in child placement. Paper presented at the 8th Australian Conference on Adoption.
  • Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. Public Affairs Section, 2002. Adopting Children from Overseas, Canberra: DIMIA.
  • Douglas-Henry, J., Thorburn, C., Cummins, J., Flynn, J., Australian Film Finance Commission, Iris Pictures, Heiress Films, SBS Independent, Film Australia Pty Ltd, 2002. From Korea with Love (VHS, 52 minutes), Lindfield, NSW: Film Australia.
  • Fisher. L., Ames, E.W., Chisholm K., & Savoie, L., 1997. ‘Problems reported by parents of Romanian orphans adopted to British Columbia’. International Journal of Behavioral Development 20: 67-82.
  • Fopp, P.A. 1980. Intercountry Adoption: Australia’s Position. Adelaide: Department of Community Welfare.
  • Fopp, P.A. 1982. Inter-country adoption: Australia’s position’. Australian Journal of Social Issues 17: 50-61.
  • Fopp, P.A., 1980. Proceedings of a Seminar on Inter-country Adoption and Sponsorship, 1979. Sydney: Australian Council of Social Services.
  • Fopp, P.A., 1992. ‘The rights of the child in inter-country adoption’. Paper presented to the Inter-country adoption workshop of the Third Australian Conference on Adoption, Adelaide, 17 May. Adelaide: University of Adelaide.
  • Fronek, Patricia. 2009. ‘Understanding the Emergence, Diffusion and Continuance of Intercountry Adoption from South Korea to Queensland, Australia’. Unpublished PhD thesis, School of Social Work and Human Services, University of Queensland.
  • Gunnar, M.R., Bruce, J., & Grotevant H. D., 2000. ‘International adoption of institutionally reared children: Research and policy’. Development and Psychopathology 12: 677-693.
  • Gunnar, M.R., 2000. ‘Effects of early deprivation: Findings from orphanage-reared infants and children’, pp. 617-6429. In C.A. Nelson & M.Luciana, (eds). Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Gunnar. M.R., Van Dulmen, M.H.M., and the International Adoption Project Team, 2007. ‘Behavior problems in post-institutionalized internationally adopted children’. Development and Psychopathology 19: 129-148.
  • Groza, V., & Ileana, D., 1996. ‘A follow-up study of adopted children from Romania’. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal 13: 541-566.
  • Gill, A., Rack, R., 2004. ‘Young refugees from Hitler’s Germany’. Address to The Sydney Institute on 11 October 2004. Published as ‘Young refugees in Australia’. The Sydney Papers 16 (4): 94-106.
  • Gerhmann, R., 2005. ‘Promoting a multi-racial Australia: Population policy and inter-country adoption’. The Australian Quarterly 77 (4): 13-18.
  • Gray, C., 1997. , Inter-country Adoption and Parent Support Groups. Sydney: Law Reform Commission, NSW.
  • Groza, V., & Ryan, S.D., 2002. ‘Pre-adoption stress and its association with child behavior in domestic special needs, and international adoptions’. Psychoneuroendocrinology 27: 181-198.
  • Harper, J., 1987. ‘Inter-country adoption of older children in Australia’. Adoption Australia 9: pp. 4-9.
  • Harper, J., and Bonanno, H., 1993. ‘Racial awareness and racist attitudes in Inter-country adoption’. Australian Journal of Early Childhood 18 (3): 28-34.
  • Harvey, I, 1982. ‘Transracial adoption in Australia’. Adoption and Fostering 6 (1): 43-49.
  • Harvey, I.J., 1981. Australian Parents for Vietnamese Children: A Social and Psychological Study of Inter-Country Adoption. Sydney: Department of Youth and Community Services.
  • Harvey, I.J., 1984. ‘Adoption of Vietnamese children: An Australian study’. Australian Journal of Social Issues 18: 55-69.
  • Hansberger, R. A. C., 1988. ‘Inter-country adoption: Society’s responsibilities to children adopted into cultures other than their own. Paper presented to a seminar, Perth, and to International Conference on Adoption and Permanent Care, Melbourne, November 1988′. Australian Child and Family Welfare 13 (4): 3-6.
  • House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Family and Human Service, 2005. Overseas Adoption in Australia: Report on the Inquiry Into Adoption of Children From Overseas. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Jaffe, E. D. ed, 1995. Inter-country Adoptions: Laws and Perspectives of “Sending” Countries. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Johnson, D. E., & Dole, K., 1999. ‘International adoptions: Implications for early intervention’. Infants and Young Children 11 (4): 34-45.
  • Johnson, D., 2000. ‘Adopting a post-institutionalized child? What are the risks?’ In Thais Tepper, Lois Hannon, Dorothy Sandstrom, Parent Network of the Post-Institutionalised Child, (eds). International Adoption: Challenges and opportunities, 2nd edition, pp. 5-8, Meadowlands, PA: Parent Network for Post Institutionalized Children.
  • Kane, S., 1993. ‘The movement of children for international adoption: An epidemiological perspective’. The Social Science Journal 30 (4): 323-339.
  • Krakow, R.A., Tao, S., Roberts, J., 2005. ‘Adoption age effects on English language acquisition: Infants and toddlers from China’. Seminars in Speech and Language 26: 33-34.
  • Law Reform Commission (NSW), 1997. Inter-country Adoption and Parent Support Groups, New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Le, D. Barrow, H., Grieve, A., 2005. Operation Babylift (DVD, 52 mins), Lindfield, NSW: Film Australia.
  • Liaison & Projects Office of the House of Representatives, Parliament House, 2005. ‘The adoption maze’. About the House, May, Australian Parliament, Commonwealth of Australia, pp. 35-36. Electronic version available at 
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  • Lovelock, K., 2000. ‘Inter-country adoptions as migratory practice: A comparative analysis of inter-country adoption and immigration policy and practice in the United States, Canada and New Zealand in the post World War II Period’.International Migration Review 34 (3): 907-949.
  • Madden, R., 1992, Red Tape Maroons Children (letter), in The Australian, 22 May 1992, p. 18.
  • Mason, B., Mason, G.1998. Little Brother, Little Sister (VHS 52 minutes). Produced by Australian Film Finance Corporation & Alfred Road Films Pty Ltd. Lindfield, NSW: Film Australia.
  • Mason, B., Mullane, M., Film Australia, Iris Pictures, 2006. Growing Up and Going Home, (Video), Lindfield, NSW: Film Australia.
  • Marcovitch, S., Goldberg, S., Gold, A., Washington, J., Wasson, C., Krekewich, K., Handley-Derry, M., 1997. ‘Determinants of behavioural problems in Romanian children adopted in Ontario’. International Journal of Behavioural Development 20: 17-31.
  • McCarthy, A.,1994. Factors Influencing Client Satisfaction with the Inter-country Adoption Experience.Melbourne: Australian Society for Inter-country Aid (Children).
  • McGowan, B., 1977. ‘The case of inter-country adoption’. Seminar on inter-country adoption, University of Adelaide, 9-10 July, Proceedings. Adelaide: Department of Adult Education, University of Adelaide, pp. 3-19.
  • Masson, J., 2001. ‘Intercountry adoption: A global problem or a global solution?’ Journal of International Affairs 55 (1): 141-166.
  • Meese, R. L., 2005. ‘A few new children: Postinstitutionalized children of intercountry adoption’. Journal of Special Education 39 (3): 157-167.
  • Nguyen, T. H. and Vinh, P., Committee for the Preparation for Vietnamese Reading Materials, 1984. The Adopted Children in the Kelly Family, Nhu’ng du’a con nuôi trong gia dình Kelly. Melbourne: Committee for the Preparation of Vietnamese Reading Materials by Vietnamese Language and Culture Publications.
  • Pasipanodya, M., 2002. ‘A family for us – Autobiography of Fijian immigrant Madu Pasipanodya’. In Myra Jean Bourke, Susanne Holzknecht and Annie Bartlett (eds), Weaving a Double Cloth: Stories of Asia-Pacific Women in Australia.Canberra: Pandanus Books, pp. 113-125.
  • Picton, C., 1988. Persons in Question: Adoptees and Relinquishing Parents in Search of Each Other. Unpublished M.Soc.Wk Thesis, Department of Social Work, Monash University.
  • Picton, C., Calder, R., 1982. ‘Adoption: Inter-country adoption policy in Australia – the abnegation of responsibility’.Australian Child and Family Welfare 7 (2).
  • Quiroz, P. A. 2007. ‘Color-blind individualism, intercountry adoption and public policy’. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare XXXIV (2): 57-68.
  • Rollings, J., 1994. ‘The intercountry adoptee and immigration health requirements’. Adoption Australia Winter: 5-8.
  • Rosnati, R., Iafrate, R., Scabini, E., 2008. ‘Parent-adolescent communication in foster, inter-country adoptive and biological Italian families: Gender and generational differences’. International Journal of Psychology 42 (1): 36-45.
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  • Rykkje, L., 2007. ‘Intercountry adoption and nursing care’. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 21 (4): 507-514.
  • Selman, P., 2002. ‘Intercountry adoption in the new millennium: The ‘quiet migration’ revisited’. Population Research and Policy Review 21: 205-225.
  • Selman, P., 2006. ‘Trends in intercountry adoption: Analysis of data from 20 receiving countries, 1998-2004′. Journal of Population Research 23 (2): 183-204.
  • SBS, 1989. Pick Up the Child (VHS, 23 mins), SBS, Sydney, NSW.
  • Shiff, P., 1992. The Adoption Act 1984 (Vic.): Intercultural Adoption and Constitutional Aspects. Unpublished Phd Thesis, Faculty of Law, Monash University.
  • Smith, M.A., Konwicki, J., SBS-TV, 1989. Pick Up the Child (VHS Video), SBS-TV, Milsons Point, NSW.
  • Steltzner, D. M., 2007. ‘Intercountry adoption: Toward a regime that recognises the ‘best interests’ of adoptive parents’. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 35 (1): 113-152.
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  • Taylor, R., 1990. ‘Inter-country adoption, WA’. Adoption Australia Winter: 14-18.
  • Telfer, J., and Telfer, J., 1986. Bridges: A Guide for Those Associated with Building a Korean-Australian family through Adoption in South Australia. Adelaide: Korean Friendship Group Inc. (SA).
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  • Unicef’s position on inter-country adoption. nd. http://www.unicef.org/media/media_41918.html
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  • Victorian Family and Children’s Services Council, 1991. The Inter-Country Adoption Service in Victoria: A Follow Up Review. Melbourne: Victorian Family and Children’s Services Council.
  • Weil, R. H., 1984. ‘International adoptions: The quiet migration’. International Migration Review 18 (2): 276-293.
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