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Revealed: Families in crisis as adoption agency shuts

Agency says decision prompted by removal of funding - leaving 60 couples in adoption limbo

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
1st November, 2015
Heartache for families Pic: Getty

One of the state’s only adoption agencies has dramatically closed following a funding crisis, leaving more than 60 couples that had initiated an inter-country adoption in limbo.

Arc Adoption, one of just two agencies authorised to facilitate inter-country adoptions, told clients last week that it was winding down its operations “with immediate effect”.

The crisis was largely caused by the Department of Children’s decision to retrospectively pull Arc Adoption’s funding....

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