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LOCATED in Melbourne with members in all parts of Australia, VANISH is funded by the Victorian State Government through the Department of Human Services.
SERVICES are currently available to those who have a personal experience of separation from family of origin:
Services are free to individuals who were adopted and/or were in ‘out of home care’ in Victoria. There are however, costs associated with obtaining relevant certificates, files and records. VANISH extends its services to persons from interstate and overseas for a small fee.
VANISH, a community organisation based on the self-help model, offers a support service that aims to empower individuals to make informed decisions. Most staff members have a personal experience of separation from family and so are able to empathise with service users and offer appropriate assistance and support.
PRIVACY anonymity and needs of service users are respected at all times.
12 Feb 2014
VANISH News Bulletin - February 2014 Read More
15 Jan 2014
Adult Adoptees Support Group in Geelong Read More
06 Dec 2013
VANISH news bulletin - December 2013 Read More
04 Dec 2013
Media Release - Information Session to be held at Ballarat Read More
30 Sep 2013
Life Inside Children's Homes and Institutions Read More
30 Sep 2013
VANISH additional news September 2013 Read More
10 Sep 2013
VANISH news bulletin September 2013 Read More
01 Aug 2013
Historic adoption reform takes effect today Read More
01 Jul 2013
VANISH news bulletin July 2013 Read More
16 May 2013
Chair of Past Forced Adoptions Working Group Read More