Changed direction of FFIA
FFIA mediated about 3.500 children for adoption to Swedish families during the years 1980 to 2015 under the namn Family association for intercountry adoption. During these years FFIA was authorized by the Swedich central adoption authority.Thereafter FFIA withdrew from adoption activities and made a name change to Family association for international adoptees. Today FFIA exists as a support agency for the adoptees. FFIA also run aid projects in some of the countries of origin.After existing a support group for adoptees and also actively worked with aid projects, FFIA again turned direction into a foundation FFIA:s foundation for international adoptees.
Visiting countries of birth
Everyone who is adopted has at times thoughts and questions about his or her origin. Wishing to see the country they come from and to meet the people who might have something to tell them about their history, is natural. Many families visit their child's country of origin before the child has entered puberty. At this age children are positive towards everything that is new and exciting and can use the experiences in building up their identity. Other families travel later and sometimes adoptees travel alone or with a friend when they are old enough.
It is important to everyone that these visits are made with thought and care, in order to respect the integrity and feelings of all persons involved. Many adoptees feel that visiting their birth country has been a very important experience in their personal development.
FFIA supports children who wish to visit their countries of origin by scolarships