Contacts: Adoption and the law

Association of Relinquishing Mothers (ARMS) Victoria

PO Box 645, Deepdene Vic 3103

Tel: 0400 701 621

Email: arms@armsvic.org.au

Web: www.armsvic.org.au

FIND: Family Information, Networks and Discovery

Department of Health and Human Services

Level 20, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 769 926; 1800 130 225

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/applying-for-documents-and-records/adoption-records

FIND is a unit of the DHHS. It provides access to information about past adoptions that are connected to Victoria, including intercountry adoptions. FIND can also help people who were adopted in the United Kingdom. FIND may be able to help adopted people and their birth families contact each other.

Intercountry Adoption Victoria

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Tel: 8608 5700; 1300 769 926; 1800 130 225

Email: iav@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/children,-families-and-young-people/adoption-and-permanent-care/intercountry-adoption

Extensive information about intercountry adoption is provided at www.dhs.vic.gov.au; search “intercountry adoption”.

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

340 Bell Street, Preston Vic 3072

Tel: 9287 8800

Email: vacca@vacca.org

Web: www.vacca.org

Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help (VANISH)

First floor, 50 Howard Street, North Melbourne Vic 3051

Tel: 9328 8611; 1800 826 474

Email: info@vanish.org.au

Web: https://vanish.org.au