ISS Australia has significant expertise in intercountry adoption and has a long history providing cross border family and adoption tracing and reunification services.
The ISS General Secretariat in Geneva provides a global project A Better Future is Possible aimed at promoting the right of children with disabilities living in institutions to access family-based care.
ISS Australia is delighted to launch The Colour of Time: A Longitudinal Exploration of the Impact of Intercountry Adoption in Australia.
In 2008 ISS Australia received funding from the Fred P Archer Charitable Trust for the Victorian Kinship Care Project, which aimed to achieve better outcomes for Victorian children in alternative care by exploring the capacity of overseas family members to become potential carers.
In 2009, ISS Australia undertook research into the HagueConvention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for theProtection of Children (1996).
Between 1912 and 1968, thousands of children were sent to Australia from the United Kingdom and Malta under a child migration scheme. These children were usually placed in institutions and many of the children were falsely told they were orphans.
ISS Australia has developed a best practice protocol to guide responsive service provision for caregivers and children impacted by family violence and contemplating fleeing internationally with their children.