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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.
25 Aug 2014
World first for Victoria - increased opportunity for donor conceived people to find their 'donor' fathers. Media Release 25th August 2014 Read More
18 Aug 2014
Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Bill 2014 - where does adoption fit? Read More
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