Lynelle Long - InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV)
Lynelle Long is a Vietnamese adoptee born in the early 70’s who now resides in Sydney, Australia. She founded InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV) in 1988 and has built it into a global network in the intercountry adoptee community. It is now one of the first worldwide platforms for adoptee-led organisations and individuals to collaborate, share and encourage one another – regardless of sending or adoptive country. Lynelle has also built relationships with the Australian Federal Government, which is responsible for intercountry adoption and also with state central authorities in Australia. She works tirelessly as a global advocate for the needs and rights of intercountry adoptees and has presented at domestic and international seminars, written, edited and collaborated to publish extensively on the experiences of intercountry adoptees – including the Colour of Time book published in 2017. Lynelle has also presented at The Hague Working Groups to Prevent & Address Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption and was invited to join Child Identity Protection as a Special Advisor. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes.
Duration: 43 min