Information for teachers

This booklet is by the Post Adoption Support Services (PASS) at Relationships Australia SA and provides information for teachers who have children in their class who were adopted from overseas.

It contains general information on common backgrounds and issues that may impact upon an adopted child. PASS encourages you to discuss the information within this booklet, and the particular experiences or needs of the child, with the parent of any child adopted from overseas in order to understand what is relevant for that child.

PASS welcomes the opportunity to visit schools and can provide information sessions for staff about issues for students with a background of adoption. PASS can also be involved in conversations with the adopted student’s teacher and parents to explore appropriate support for the student.


Inter-Country Adoption: Information for Teachers

Use of booklet

We are happy for you to use and distribute this booklet. Please use the following citation:

Inter-Country Adoption: Information for Teachers
Post Adoption Support Service, Relationships Australia South Australia


If you would like more information or support for adoption related issues, please contact Post Adoption Support Services (PASS). Contact details for PASS and other services that may be of assistance are listed below.

Post Adoption Support Services (PASS), Relationships Australia SA
151 South Terrace Adelaide 5000
Phone: (08) 8223 4566

Adoption and Family Information Inter-country Services

Department of Education and Child Development
108 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Post: GPO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8207 0060

SMART Training, Australian Childhood Foundation

“The SMART (Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma) program is a state wide initiative funded by the South Australian Government Department of Education and Children’s Services, as part of the ‘Keeping Them Safe’ child protection reform agenda. It seeks to enhance the capacity of school and early childhood personnel to effectively respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma.”