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 working with adults who were adopted, relinquishing mothers and fathers, adoptive mothers and fathers, birth siblings, adopted siblings and children of adopted people.

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 and face-to-face.

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.


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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