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Forced Adoption Support Service

Forced Adoption Support Service

We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma.

We recognise those who had children taken away from them.


If you're affected by forced adoption, our free and confidential support service can help.

We support mothers, fathers, adopted persons and other affected family members.


Our Forced Adoption Support Service provides:

  • counselling and emotional support
  • information and referral to community services
  • advice and support on adoption-related issues
  • support with how to search for records and family members.

We are more than happy to have an initial conversation with you to understand your needs and discuss how our service can support you.

Our team of support workers is made up of qualified and experienced professional social workers and counsellors, who have knowledge and understanding of issues related to forced adoption and its impacts. 

We can speak with you about your situation and discuss the kinds of support and assistance that might help.

Our Forced Adoption Support Service also provides small grant funding for projects that support and build the capacity of people affected by forced adoption.


How do I get started?

To find out more, talk to us about how we can help, or to make an appointment:

  • Call our dedicated number - 1800 21 03 13 - between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Email 


Forced Adoption Support Services Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Forced Adoption Support Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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We are not a crisis service. If you are in immediate danger, call 000 (triple zero). For urgent support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, SuicideLine Victoria on 1300 651 251, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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