According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 315 adoptions were finalised in Australia in 2016-17, which is a number much lower than the thousands of children put up for adoption around 30-years-ago.
Ryan Jon is just one of the many adoptees who have grown up and are now searching to find out who their birth parents are, just to say thank you.
Speaking about the topic on air this morning, we had calls from many listeners who decided to share their stories and advice after meeting their birth parents. Take a listen:
Catch up on Ryan's adoption journey here!
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