Message for Members:
OASIS notes with deep regret the death at the beginning of May of longstanding intercountry adoption campaigner Pat Wordley after a period of illness. We extend our sympathies to her own family and to the many adoptive families impacted by her work who will all miss her greatly.
We would be very interested in any articles you would like to send us for MOSAIC on any subject but particularly education, racism or book reviews
Please e-mail any contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OASIS is a national parent to parent support group for families at all stages of the inter-country adoption process. We have over 1,000 members comprised of those with adult children through to those just beginning to explore the process.
We seek to provide information based on our collective practical experience, through our website, magazine, information pack, membership directory, lending library and telephone information line. We also host seminars twice yearly where we aim to bring the best international experts on adoption related issues to our members. OASIS is run exclusively by parent volunteers, who are uniquely well placed to understand the issues members face.
OASIS was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of information available for British people wishing to consider inter-country adoption. Our basic philosophy was to provide information to enable people to adopt children who would not be placed with families within their own borders.
This philosophy continues to underpin our aims but as OASIS has developed and as our experience has grown, we are now aiming to provide broader information on all aspects of inter-country adoption. We seek to support one another from the first steps of considering adoption and throughout the years as our children grow.