This program provides specialist support to any person who has been impacted by forced adoption practices.

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Who is this service for?

Any person who has been impacted by forced adoption practices including mothers and fathers, adopted people and any other affected family members.

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What can I expect from this service?

Relationships Australia Tasmania provides specialised counselling for trauma and grief, assistance with records searching, family-tracing and reunification and aims to improve access to peer and group support.

This service is provided by phone, face-to-face, and health direct (video).

How do I make an appointment?

Call our friendly staff on 1300 364 277.

For more information, please contact the Forced Adoption Support Service national helpline on 1800 21 03 13.

Fees

This is a free service, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Key Outcomes

  • Understanding of past adoption practices
  • Help with finding information about birth relatives through the Department
  • Support with making contact with birth relatives and through grief and loss
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We are a Child Safe organisation

At Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) we consider the health, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people to be our highest priority. We strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. In particular, through our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

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Our Untold Stories

In September 2023, an online gallery created by those impacted by child removal practices was launched. This project was developed by the Find and Connect Reference Group at Relationships Australia Tasmania with the goal of raising awareness of the ‘Forgotten Australians’ and those impacted by forced adoptions.

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