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Adoption of Migrant Family Members (e.g., Relative Adoption)

ISSJ offers services and counseling for Filipino and Thai (relative) Adoption in cooperation with government agencies. For adoption or name change process, social workers who speak Tagalog and Thai can offer some guidance.

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One Time Donation

Supporting children with voluntary donationsFeel free to decide on your donation.You can...

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Monthly Supporter Donation

Monthly Supporter Donation"Monthly Supporter Donation" will be the direct supp...

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Beginning of ISSJ/History

Beginning of ISSJISSJ provides social work (consultation support) to families, ma...

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Adoption

Adoption with ISSJISSJ’s adoptions are in the best interest of the child and we think a...

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Children Across Borders

Children Across Borders (CAB) provides diverse support for children's best interests...

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Supporting Migrants

Support Services for Migrants and RefugeesISSJ provides a wide range of consultatio...

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Who We Are

About usInternational Social Service Japan (ISSJ) is a non-profit organization that hel...

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Get involved

Donations /MembershipThanks to the generous donations and grants from individuals and c...

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Adoption with ISSJ

ISSJ’s adoptions are in the best interest of the child and we think adoptions are for those children who need family, not for prospective adoptive parents. We follow the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption as well as the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

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Who We Are

International Social Service Japan (ISSJ) is a social welfare organization that helps individuals, children, and families confronted with complex social welfare issues because of migration and crossing country borders.

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Back Issues 2014

ISSJ newsletter "INTERCOUNTRY" is published semiannually with latest reports and events information. Back issues are Japanese only.

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Donations /Membership

Donations, subsidies, and membership fees from both individuals and corporations are crucial to ISSJ's activities and operations. Please donate or be a member of our organization for continuous support.

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Support Services for Migrants and Refugees

ISSJ provides a wide range of consultation services for refugees and migrant families  in Japan in order to facilitate their integration into Japanese society. 

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Prospective Adoptive Parents

ISSJ considers children should have an opportunity to grow up with a family, and adoption is a procedure for a child who needs family. ISSJ is looking for prospective adoptive parents who can raise the adoptee as his/her own child.

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Who is a Refugee?

Refugee is a person who fled their country due to persecution. ISSJ has been providing counseling and support to refugees and asylum seekers since Indo-Chinese refugees (from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) arrived in Japan in the late 1970s.

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Organization

About International Social Service Japan (ISSJ). Address. Established 1952. ISSJ assists adoption, international divorce, stateless children, refugee, asylum seekers.

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Corporate Partnership

You can support ISSJ in a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which is beneficial to the company in enhancing its image and reliability. Donations, donating items, putting advertisement on flyer for ISSJ events, etc.

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Residence Status and Social Services

There are different types of residence status for refugees and asylum seekers. Social serv...

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Biological Parents

ISSJ provides counseling for unplanned pregnancy / birth, and who have difficulties raising children. ISSJ can give advice about adoption as an option. ISSJ can think of ways both you and your child can be happy.

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Contact / Visitation

日本語Parent-Child Visitation Support GuideRevised effective as of April 2017.As a s...

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Volunteering/Internship

ISSJ welcomes volunteers to help our activities. Please support us in office work, events such as charity movie festival and bazaar, or you can work as volunteer interpreter or intern. You can broaden your volunteer network.

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Tracing / Searching

Adoption is a lifetime process. ISSJ assists tracing / searching roots of the adoptees. ISSJ recognizes adoptee’s right to know and we consider tracing service a part of adoption. ISSJ keeps adoption records from it's establishment 1952.

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Statelessness - Birth Registration

Children of foreign nationals who don't have Japanese spouse cannot have Japanese nationality even when the child was born in Japan. ISSJ helps stateless children with the procedures including birth registration to acquire nationality.

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Participating in Events

By participating in events such as charity movie festivals and concerts, you can support for ISSJ's activities and projects. We are looking forward to your participation and help.

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"Saving Lives of Former Students in Afghanistan and Their Families”

The crowdfunding project "Saving Lives of Former Students in Afghanistan and Their F...

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Adoption Q&A

ISSJ is happy to answer questions from birth parents or those who are interested in intercountry adoption. Please contact us for any questions or consultations. Also please see our Adoption Q&A from biological and adoptive parents.

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Supporting Migrants

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Other

ISSJ welcomes donations in various way. Please donate unused and unwanted items at home for charity bazaar, Otakara Aid, refugees, and asylum seekers. Please call us before you send items.

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Messages from Clients

Messages from ISSJ's clients whom we provided support, i.e. biological mothers, adoptive parents, and children who were adopted.

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Assistance with Information Exchange with Adoptive Parents and Adopted Children in British Columbia, Canada

The birth parents or relatives of an adopted child in British Columbia, Canada, are eligible to apply to the state government for the exchange of identifying or non-identifying information with the child’s adoptive parents. The information exchange may range from medical information, letters, cards and pictures, to the full exchange of names and addresses for direct contact.

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ISS Network

International Social Service(ISS), headquarters in Geneva, was established in 1924 to protect the rights and well-being of children and families. There are 15 branches and ISS network spans to 140 countries.(as of April 2015).

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Get Involved

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Activity / Fiscal Report

Please see activity reports regarding our projects, program, activities, and plans as well as financial statements of ISSJ.

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Newsletter

ISSJ issues newsletter "Intercountry" semiannually with latest reports on our activities and event information such as charity movie festival, concerts, or symposium.

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Contact Us

ISSJ's social workers will assist unplanned pregnancy/birth, difficulties raising child, intercountry adoption, visitation, registering stateless child, tracing roots, marriage/divorce, refugees and asylum seekers.

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