Forced Adoption Support
We provide free and confidential support services for mothers, fathers, adopted persons and other family members impacted by forced adoption.
Between 1940 and 1970 babies and children were taken away from their families and placed for adoption due to government policies. The impacts of forced adoption are wide ranging and extend beyond adopted persons.
Our trauma-informed support services include:
- counselling for individuals, couples and families
- strategies to understand and manage grief and trauma
- assistance to search for personal records that may uncover history, trace family and reclaim identity
- guiding reconnection with families, where possible, and rebuilding relationships
- advice and guidance on adoption related issues
- coordination to connect with other services and support networks.
This is a free service thanks to the Department of Social Services.