Benjamin Kelleher
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Benjamin Kelleher was adopted from Brazil in the city of Belo Horizonte and was brought to Australia in 1989 at the age of 13 months. He was one of 5000 children in the orphanage at the time of his adoption. Benjamin grew up on the sunny beaches of the Gold Coast in Queensland and recently shared his experience of intercountry adoption in a series of educational video resources produced by InterCountry Adoptee Voices in partnership with Relationship Matters. In this episode, Benjamin shares more of his experience with our listeners.

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