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.
Adoption Services Queensland
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.
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
QLD Support Groups
- Adoptee Rights Australia https://adopteerightsaustralia.org.au/at_biz_dir/association-for-adoptees-inc/
- International Adoptive Families of Queensland https://iafq.org.au/contact/