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Sept 2012


 In this newsletter, you'll find important messages about membership, sponsorship, the end of year get-together... and don't miss a very special Kathy's Korner at the bottom!

We're always looking for newsletter contributions so if you have information, experiences, insights or photos you would like to share, please send them to us (see contact details at bottom of page).
End of Year Lunch
Sunday 11th November 2012
Location: Villa Maria Church hall, Mary St, Hunters Hill

Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm (lunch will start at 12 noon)

Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child, including Sausage Sizzle lunch (BYO Drinks)


NB: We need to know numbers in advance so pre-booking is essential: download booking form.  Also volunteers will be needed on the day so if you can help out, please contact Kathy or Sue (see below).


Please consider making a donation to ACC and bringing a Xmas gift for the children in the orphanages (these are sent with families when they travel).


If you have any queries, please contact:
Kathy Blanter
0418 403 122 
Sue Hancock
0452 627 227


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You can also find information about membership, events, playgroup, sponsorship etc on the ACC website

How does Australia compare to other countries in rates of inter-country adoption? Check the stats on the AICAN website.

Sponsor a child

"Small change for us, big change for the kids"
It costs less than a dollar a day to sponsor a child through ACC and give that child a chance for a better future.  

Click here  for more information.



Membership of ACC is from July to June each year. If you haven't renewed for 2012-2013, it's not too late!
To renew, you can download the membership form from the ACC site and either:

mail payment with a printed form 


transfer funds directly into the bank account detailed on the form then email to advise us of the transfer.


Have you moved? Please let us know if you have changed home or email address. 

ACC Playgroup

The ACC Playgroup is a great support network for parents of adopted children - and also for prospective parents considering adoption or going through the approval process.

It is held on the first Wednesday of the month as well as certain Sundays, with a different venue in the Sydney area each month. 

For full details, see the the ACC website or contact:

Leanne Hampel 

0438 878 969

Kathy's Korner


Earlier this year Kathy Blanter, Jason Curtis and family visited Guatemala where they had arranged to meet their son Will's birthmother. The following is from the blog Kathy kept during the trip.


The Big Day


Today was the big day: meeting Ana Mercedes, Will's birthmother. She was to meet us here together with S, the searcher who is nothing short of a miracle worker when it comes to finding and connecting with birthmothers.


They arrived promptly at 10:00 am. Jay and Will had been waiting by the gate and Miss M ran in to tell me "they are here". I walked up to meet them and...


Click here to visit Kathy's blog, to find out how their Big Day turned out and read about the rest of their trip.


Will and mothers  

Duncan Moar
Newsletter Editor
Australians Caring for Children

P.O Box 7182
Bondi Beach NSW 2026  

Ph: 9389 1889 Fax: 9388 0226