Parents separated from children by forced adoption or removal

The need to be aware of the possibility that people I work with may have been affected by these practices. To be sensitive and able to provide information and connections about other supports available’

Above salient feedback from a delegate at one of two Understanding Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and People affected by Past Adoption Practices  Loddon Mallee diversity forums in 2018.

Supporting those affected by Past Adoption Practices
This booklet is designed to inform and assist members of the community affected by past adoption practices, to increase community understanding about the effects of separation from a child by adoption and the effects of separation from family of origin and being adopted…providing the service sector with the background information needed to recognise, relate to and assist those individuals experiencing long term grief and trauma associated with past adoption practices.

This comprehensive resource explains the history, myths associated with adoption and separation from family, and details the free, confidential search and support services provided by peak body  VANISH as well as other information and support services and networks.