The International Adoptive Families of Queensland (IAFQ) committee is made up of volunteers who work together with the one connection of adoption, and the drive to ensure this is a better place for those that follow in our footsteps. The committee is a relatively small group volunteering their time to coordinate the running of IAFQ including events and groups that run throughout the year. The aim is to actively promote intercountry adoption by providing support from the initial stages of application, throughout the whole process including allocation, travel and way beyond. The committee also represents and lobbies for your interest as an adoptive parent at both state and federal government levels, on a regular basis.
The IAFQ Annual General Meeting is held every year in March, where at this time all positions are declared vacant. Nominations are taken from September through to February for all positions (please see position descriptions below). If you would like to nominate for a position, please contact the President or Vice-President for more information.
President - Tony Dunne
Married to Rhondda for 23 years.
Paul 18 Home grown
Michael 17 Home grown
Hannah 4 Filapina
Jeffrey 1 Filipino
Started adoption journey in December 2000
Joined IAFQ Committee as Treasurer 2004 - 2007
General Committee Member 2007 - 2008
President 2008 - 2010
International Day Committee 2004 - 2010
Mapleton Retreat Coordinator 2008- 2009
Pick Up/ Cuddle Day
Watching the Kuyas (big brothers) play with their little siblings
Working with a great team to see IAFQ grow to 400 families
275 people for lunch at Mapleton including our founders and celebrating 30 years of IAFQ.
Sharing International Day with families formed from 20 nations.
Support Group Mentor:
Mr Stephen Finkel – President of AKFG for a decade!
Dream: To see adoptive families be formed in less than 12 months. To know every child has a family.
Greatest movie line: Lilo & Stich: Hoanna means family and family means no one is left alone!
HAPPINESS IS A MULTICULTURAL FAMILY.
Feel free to contact me at anytime on 07 3349-2279 or 0401 598 038.
Vice President - Maree Waterson
Secretary - Gaye Whitson
Membership Secretary - Steven Thornton
Treasurer - Todd Harris