Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) commenced the Forced Adoption Support Service in March 2015.
The Forced Adoption service was set up following the government apology in 2013 to people affected by forced adoption policies and practices. These include mothers, fathers, adopted people and extended family members. This is a national service, where people can access support in the state they live in regardless of which state the adoption took place in.
Our Forced Adoption service offers people advice and support on issues relating to forced adoption. Assistance with records tracing and connecting people with local networks of relevant services is also available.
Our team of skilled caseworkers and counsellors are professionally trained in trauma work to support people in dealing with the impacts of forced adoption and to improve their wellbeing. Our approach is flexible and culturally sensitive.
Phone Forced Adoption: 1800 21 03 13
Australian Healthcare Associates is conducting an independent Evaluation of the Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS) funded by the Department of Social Services. The Evaluation represents a unique opportunity for people affected by forced adoption practices in Australia between 1950 and 1980, to help AHA to understand how well the services are operating. AHA would like to hear from you whether you have used the FASS or not. For information about other ways in which you can contribute to the Post-implementation Review of Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS) or any queries, please contact the FASS survey line on 1300 242 111 for the cost of a local call.