Our Services

VANISH offers search expertise, support, and community to people affected by adoption and family separation. Services are free for people whose adoption or separation from their child took place in Victoria, or for people who now live in Victoria, including intercountry adopted people

Choose from a range of services, including assistance with searching, emotional support and guidance, referral to specialist counselling, peer support, creative workshops, and adoption-related information and resources.

Search for family

Receive ongoing guidance and support from our expert search team as you apply for records, search for family members, or prepare to make contact.

Get support or counselling

Get support from people who understand. VANISH search and support workers provide free and confidential support, information, and resources.

Join a support group

You’re not alone. VANISH’s peer support groups provide a safe, non-judgmental space to connect with others with shared lived experiences.

Sign up for a workshop

VANISH creative programs provide a space to explore your personal story through art, textiles, and writing, alongside others with shared lived experiences

Talk to a search and support worker

VANISH’s search and support team provides free support, information, and resources. Call us from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, on (03) 9323 8611 or 1300 VANISH. Or email us at info@vanish.org.au. You can also arrange a time to visit us in person – please call or email us to make an appointment.

To find out more about our services or talk to us about how we can help you, please contact us

Get in touch with our helpful team

Contact us to find out more about our services or have a chat about how we can best support you.