Lynelle Long

Lynelle Long: Vietnamese adoptee arrived in the early 1970s to Australia and adopted into a white Australian family in regional Victoria, Founder of InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) which began in Australia (1998) and now the largest platform worldwide bringing together the leaders of intercountry adoptee led groups around the globe, she was the Adoptee Representative on the National Intercountry Adoption Advisory Group (NICAAG) advising former Federal Attorney-General Dept on Intercountry Adoption, Author of The Colour of Time: A Longitudinal Exploration of Intercountry Adoption in Australia 20117 as a sequel to The Colour of Difference; Contributor

to books The Colour of Difference: Journey’s in Transracial Adoption (2001) and Pieces of Me, Who Do I Want to be? (2003); Adoptee Contributor to the House of Representatives 2005 Inquiry into the adoption of children from overseas; educator and advocate for adult intercountry adoptees, coordinated the presentation of adult intercountry adoptee views to the Australian Prime Minister (2015); in May 2019 invited to be the Adoptee Representative at The Hague Working Group on Addressing & Preventing Illicit Practices in Adoption; guest speaker and presenter at numerous intercountry adoption training sessions and conferences for various Australian State & Federal Central Authorities and Post Adoption organizations, adoptee representative invited to speak at the USA Dept of State Adoption Symposium in Sept 2019, blogger and critical thinker in intercountry adoption; creator of a collection of papers that bring together adult intercountry adoptee views on various topics (see ICAVs Perspective Papers HERE)