Forced Adoption
Support Service

Forced Adoption Support Service

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.

Who is it for?

Relationships Australia NSW 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

What will it be like?

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.

You will meet with one of our team of skilled caseworkers and counsellors who 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

Key outcomes

  • Clarify your problems.
  • Gain new perspectives.
  • Work through change.

How can it help me?

We provide support with family tracing and records, advice and support on adoption related issues.

  • No referral is required
  • This is a free service
  • Telephone support is available

Booking this program

No referral is required. You can book this program by either calling us on 1800 21 03 13 or emailing us at forcedadoptions@ransw.org.au 

Fees

For this program there is no fee.

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  • Speak with our experienced client services team

  • Stay anonymous

  • Receive an email within 1-3 business days

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