Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help.

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Adoption Information and Family Records Services    

These approved adoption agencies hold adoption, donor conceived and ward records from the past, and provide a range of services including support, family searching, counselling & intermediary services.

Adoption Information Services (AIS), Department of Justice & Community Services

Anglicare  Victoria – Anglicare Western, 41 Somerville Road, Yarraville.    TEL.  (03) 9396 7400


Connections Victoria


Post-Adoption and Post-Care Information and Support Services


Association Relinquishing Mothers (Vic) Inc (ARMS)

Berry Street

Child Migrants Trust (Australia)

Connecting Home

Find  &  Connect  Australia

Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS)

Koorie Heritage Trust

LINK-UP Victoria

MacKillop Family Heritage and Information Service

Melbourne City Mission

Open Place


Post Placement Support Service (PPSS) 

Australia wide

Post-Adoption/Post-Care Information and Support Services

Australian Capital Territory

Adoption Information Service, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support 

New South Wales

Adoption Information Unit, Department of Community Services

Care Leavers of Australia Network (CLAN)

Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) New South Wales and ACT

Wattle  Place (NSW) 

Northern Territory

Adoption Unit, Department of Children & Families 


Adoption Information Service, Department of Communities

Adoption. Loss. Adult. Support (ALAS Australia Inc)

JIGSAW Queensland Post-Adoption Centre

Lotus  Place (Queensland)

Post Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) Queensland 

South Australia

Adoption & Family Information, Department of Communities & Social Inclusion

Post Adoption Support Service (PASS) SA, Relationships Australia 


Adoption & Permanency Service, Department of Health & Human Services 

Western Australia

Past Adoption Information & Services, Family Information & Adoption Services

Adoption Jigsaw WA Inc

Adoption Research & Counselling Service Inc (ARCS)

Health Law

Health Law Central is an accessible internet resource that provides information about key areas of health law relevant to people at all stages of life. It is also a place to engage with ethical, social, legal and human rights issues relevant to human health, and a place to think about broader societal debate on health law matters. It lists information on assisted reproduction, laws governing donor conception and surrogacy across Australian states and territories and covers laws in many countries globally.


Overseas Post-Adoption Information and/or Support Services 

New Zealand

Department of Child Youth and Family

United Kingdom and Eire

Adoptions Section, General Register Office (GRO)

Adoption Section, General Register Office of Northern Ireland

Adoption Unit, General Register for Scotland

Bernados Post Adoption Service


Adoption Services for Adults, P O Box 4621, MARLOW  SL7 9DG

Family Tracing Services

International Social Service (ISS) Australia  

The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service

Other Links

Australian Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Australian Archival Institutions