Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help.

Serving the post-adoption community for over 25 years.

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VANISH staff members have had many years’ experience assisting and supporting adults who have been separated from their family of origin by adoption, wardship/fostering and/or donor conception, and provide a professional and appropriate search and support service.


VANISH Staff Team 2019


Charlotte Smith

Reception and Administration

Lorna Sleightholm

Search and Support Coordinator

Elizabeth Tomlinson

Search and Support Worker

Mary Rawson

Search and Support Worker

Patricia Navaretti

Community Outreach Coordinator

Gail Holstock


Elizabeth Tomlinson

 Associate Counsellor

Jenny Conrick