Adopted adults (18+) and Birth parents:

Can obtain identifying information, (unless a veto preventing access has been placed). Previously the birthfather’s name was only provided to the adopted person if paternity had been established and/or he consented to the adoption. However there has been a policy change. Whilst a father’s name is not always recorded e.g. not all mothers gave the name of the father, it is often in the documents. It is worth applying again if previously Post Adoption services could not release the information to you.

Step 1: Obtain information from the government department.  Contact below for application forms and other information.

Post Adoption Support Services
Level 11, 127 Creek Street,
Brisbane  QLD   4000

Locked Bag 3405, Brisbane Qld 4001

Ph: (07) 3097 5100
Ph: 1800 647 983 (Outside Brisbane)


Post Adoption Support Queensland  ~ Benevolent Society

Specialised post adoption counselling and support for people in Queensland, including help searching for relatives and mediation for people reuniting with family members. 

The Benevolent Society
Post Adoption Support Queensland
Ground Floor, 189 Coronation Dr
Milton   QLD   4064
Ph: 07 3170 4600 / 1300 914 819

Jigsaw QLD

A non-profit, member-based organisation providing both professional and peer support, including support groups and Forced Adoption Support Services. Jigsaw Queensland works with and for everyone affected by adoption regardless of where or when the adoption took place and also provides support and information for those affected by donor-conception.

Monthly meetings held at: Ground Floor Meeting Room , SANDS House, 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Ph: (07) 3358 6666 

QLD Support Groups

Jigsaw WA services – We can assist you with information, counselling, search, contact and mediation.
Click here to contact us or Join Adoption Jigsaw