ABOUT LYNELLE LONG:
Lynelle is the founder of ICAV, beginning in 1998. She is a Vietnamese adoptee residing in Australia (Sydney), was the Adoptee Representative on the National InterCountry Adoption Advisory Group (NICAAG) advising the former Australian Attorney General Department (AGD) who is Australia’s Central Authority for Intercountry Adoption, has built an extensive worldwide network amongst the intercountry adoptee community and provided one of the first platforms worldwide for intercountry adoptee led organisations and individuals to collaborate, share, and encourage one another, regardless of sending country.
InterCountry Adoptee Voices (ICAV), previously known as ICASN (InterCountry Adoptee Support Network) began in 1998 in Sydney, Australia as a support network created by intercountry adoptees for intercountry adoptees, of any country of origin.
ICAV’s Mission is to educate, support, connect, collaborate, galvanise and give voice to intercountry adoptees from around the world. They envision a work in which existing intercountry adoptees are not isolated or ignored, but supported by community, government, organisations and family throughout their entire adoption journey, and a world in the future where intercountry adoption is rarely necessary.