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 - 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

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

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

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


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