Historical Forced Adoptions Redress Scheme

The Victorian Government’s Forced Adoption Redress Scheme for Mothers opens today 1.2.2024

The Redress Design & Delivery team at the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) will support mothers to apply. Mothers who gave birth in Victoria, or were a Victorian resident and gave birth interstate, and were forcibly separated from their newborn baby prior to 1990 are eligible to apply. The scheme will not accept applications on behalf of mothers who have already passed away.

To contact the team: Phone: 1300 217 425 9am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Email: forcedadoptions.redress@justice.vic.gov.au

For further information, frequently asked questions and to download the application form https://www.vic.gov.au/redress-forced-adoptions

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