Past adoptions

This section of the website is for people who want to apply for past adoption information and for those who are considering an adoption search and making contact with an adopted person, birth parent/s, siblings, family members and others.

Please note the procedures vary depending upon the date of the adoption.

Applying for adoption information

Adoption search guide- making contact with birth family

Intercountry adoption

Adoption Reunion & Information Register

Did you know we've reunited over 6,000 people? Find out more by clicking the PDF below.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)