Welcome To VANISH

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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:

  • people affected by adoption (domestic and intercountry) - adopted persons, mothers, fathers, adoptive parents and family members of all these people. 
  • people affected by donor conception.
  • Forgotten Australians - former wards of state, defacto adoptees and/or those who were voluntarily placed in institutions or foster care in Victoria.

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.

Latest News

07 Aug 2014

Australian Story 11th August: Searching for C11 Read More

07 Aug 2014

VANISH Mid-Winter Newsletter 2014 Read More

11 Jun 2014

Bendigo Support Groups Read More

14 May 2014

VOICE Winter 2014 Read More

13 May 2014

VANISH News Bulletin May 2014 Read More

09 May 2014

Intercountry Adoption Read More

01 May 2014

Forced Adoption Implementation Working Group Latest News Read More

20 Mar 2014

Anniversary - National Apology for Forced Adoptions Read More

14 Mar 2014

First Anniversary Commemoration Read More

12 Feb 2014

VANISH News Bulletin - February 2014 Read More

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