Institutions and Adoption



Adoption Jigsaw
Search, mediation and counselling services to anyone involved in adoption and/or separation from family.

Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
For people brought up in care away from their family as state wards or children raised in Children’s Homes, orphanages or other institutions, or in foster care.

Public Record Office of Victoria (Adoption)
A guide to adoption records at PROV.

Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self-Help for those with an adoption or state ward experience.

Victorian Department of Human Services
Adoption information services.

Find & Connect Australia
Australian child welfare resources.



Cyndi’s List
Adoption links.

General Register Office
Information about adoptions in England and Wales.