FFIA:s foundation for international adoptees

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. After existing as a support group for adoptees and also actively worked with aid projects, FFIA 2023 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 history. FFIA:s foundation aims to support adoptees to be able to visit their country of birth. Wishing to see the birth country 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 adoptees who wish to visit their countries of origin by scolarships