Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service

Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service

Relationships Australia Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) Small Grants and Bursaries Program | May 2022

The first grant round is now open for the ICAFSS Small Grants and Bursaries Program (SGB).

The Small Grants and Bursaries Program is a component of the national ICAFSS program provided by Relationships Australia organisations and led by Relationships Australia SA. The total amount per year for SGB is $50,000, with individual grants of up to $5,000 available, and up to $500 for bursaries.

All applications must be received by COB 31 May 2022. Please see the Grant Guidelines for more information (, and contact for an application pack.

The Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) is a free service that provides counselling and case management services to assist individuals and families manage the complexities and unique challenges that intercountry adoption may pose during a lifetime.

Who is eligible for the ICAFSS?

Support is available for adoptees and families formed by intercountry adoption, and for adoptions by expatriate Australians while living overseas:

The service is available to:

  • Young and adult adoptees
  • Adoptive parents
  • Prospective adoptive parents
  • Families of adoptees, including siblings, partners and children, when their need for support relates to an adoptee’s experiences of intercountry adoption.

What services are available?

Free resources and information about intercountry adoption is available for adoptees, adoptive parents and teachers. You can also access free counselling, therapeutic care, support services and case management, including referrals and linkages with other services in the community.

How can I access this service?

The Australian Government has funded Relationships Australia South Australia to provide this nationwide service. If you live in Western Australia and you would like to access this service, contact the friendly team in South Australia and they will put the necessary arrangement in place with us is our Perth office, located in West Leederville.

Phone: 1800 422 377

For more information please visit our national website


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