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Adoption Agency
The term Adoption Agency refers to any organisation involved in the adoption of babies and children, whether this was mandated by legislation or not. The adoption of children was, and is, controlled by state laws and the states of Australia introduced their first adoption acts at different times, beginning with Western Australia in 1896. Prior to the existence of legislation which legally recognised adoption, 'de facto', 'private' or 'unofficial' adoptions took place. These adoptions were arranged by individuals (such as midwives, or solicitors), by organisations (such as religious or charitable agencies), as well as by government departments.
Anglican Adoption Agency (1978 - 1997)
Anglicare Adoption Services (1997 - )
Barnardos Australia (c. 1995 - )
Benevolent Society of New South Wales (1813 - )
Carramar Adoption Agency (1960 - 1965)
Catholic Adoption Agency (1967 - 1990)
CatholicCare Adoption Services (2011 - )
CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services (2011 - )
Centacare Adoption Services (1990 - 2011)
Centacare Catholic Community Services Sydney (1967 - 2011)
Centacare Newcastle (1965 - 2011)
Child Welfare Department (1923 - 1970)
Church of England Adoption Agency (1965 - 1978)
Community Services [II] (2011 - ), Family and Community Services
Crown Street Women's Hospital (1893 - 1983)
Dalmar (1900 - )
Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare (1970 - 1973)
Department of Community Services (1992 - 2009)
Department of Health and Community Services (1991 - 1992)
Department of Human Services (2009 - 2011)
Department of Youth and Community Services [I] (1973 - 1975)
Department of Youth and Community Services [II] (1976 - 1988)
Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs (1975 - 1976)
Find-A-Family (1975 - )
Home of Hope for Friendless and Fallen Women (1883 - 1904)
Mater Misericordiae Hospital (1906 - 1982)
Methodist Adoption Agency ( - 1970s)
Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara (c. 1928 - 1977)
Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Babies (1895 - 1976)
Renwick Hospital for Infants, Summer Hill (1921 - 1965)
Royal Hospital for Women (1901 - )
Royal North Shore Hospital (1885 - )
The Salvation Army Australia (Eastern Territory) (1882 - )
Seventh Day Adventist Adoption Agency ( - 1993)
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1872 - )
South Sydney Women's Hospital (1905 - 1976)
St Anthony's Home Croydon (1925 - 2003)
St Anthony's Petersham (1922 - 1925)
St Margaret's Hospital (1894 - 1998)
State Children's Relief Board (1881 - 1923)
State Children's Relief Department (1881 - 1923)
Sydney Rescue Work Society Adoption Agency (c. 1911 - 2000?)
Waitara Foundling Home (1898 - 1927)
Adoption Information Service
The term Adoption Information Service refers to a program established under state or territory adoption legislation to provide access to information to the parties involved in an adoption (i.e. the birth parent/s, the adoptee, the adoptive parents).
CatholicCare Adoption Services (2011 - )
Community Services [II] (2011 - ), Family and Community Services
Link-Up NSW Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1980 - )
Post Adoption Resource Centre (1991 - )
Advisory Council
The term Advisory Council refers to a group established by legislation to act in an advisory capacity to government on a particular area of policy (such as child welfare).
Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW) Inc
Advocacy Body
An Advocacy Body is a group formed by people who share concerns around a particular issue, in this case child welfare, and who seek to raise the priority of their concerns on the public and/or government agendas.
Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW) Inc
Alliance for Forgotten Australians (2006 - )
Australian Aborigines Progressive Association (1925 - 1927)
Broken Rites (1992 - )
Care Leavers Australia Network (2000 - )
Child Migrants Trust (1987 - )
Country Women's Association of New South Wales (1922 - ), CWA
Legacy (1925 - )
Link-Up NSW Aboriginal Corporation (c. 1980 - )
Millions Club (1912 - )
Now-Remembered Australians Inc (2009 - ), NRA
Parragirls (2006 - )
Renwick Association Inc (2011 - )
Sydney Rescue Work Society (1890 - 1982)
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1882 - ), WCTU
Anglican
The term Anglican describes a person or orgnisation affiliated with the Anglican Church.
Anglican Adoption Agency (1978 - 1997)
Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd (1980s)
Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn (1863 - )
Anglican Diocese of Grafton (1868 - )
Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (c. 1800 - )
Anglican Diocese of Sydney (1788 - )
Anglican Homes for Children Association (1918 - c. 1966)
Anglicare (1929 - ), New South Wales South, New South Wales West and Australian Capital Territory
Anglicare Adoption Services (1997 - )
Anglicare Child and Family Services (1997 - 2008)
Anglicare Diocese of Sydney (1997 - )
Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services (2008 - )
Anglicare Welfare Services
Arleston Young Men's Hostel (1943 - 1960s)
Avona Hostel (1947 - c. 1962)
Birralee (1971 - c. 1977)
Buckland Group Home (1978 - 1990?)
Bungarimbil Adolescent and Family Care Program (c. 1989 - ?)
Bungarimbil Boys' Home (1957 - 1983)
Bungarimbil Children's Home (1961? - 1983)
Bush Church Aid Society (1919 - )
Carramar (1961 - 1979?)
Carramar Homes (c. 1950 - 1980s)
CASPA [Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation] (c. 2000 - )
Charlton Boys' Home Bowral (1960 - 1970)
Charlton Boys' Home, Ashfield (1966 - 1970s)
Charlton Boys' Home, Castle Hill (1960 - 1970)
Charlton Memorial Home (1942 - 1966)
Charlton Youth Services (1950s - )
Christ Church St Laurence Welfare Bureau (1936 - c. 1941)
Church Army (1932 - )
Church Missionary Society Home for Half-Castes, Mulgoa (1942 - c. 1945)
Church Missionary Society of Australia (1916 - )
Church of England (1788 - 1981)
Church of England Boys' Home (1917 - 1970s)
Church of England Children's Homes, Burwood (1927 - 1993)
Church of England Deaconess Institution (1891 - 1980s)
Church of England Girls' Home (1913 - 1970s)
Church of England Orphanage (1893 - 1927)
Community of Sisters of the Church of England (c. 1893 - c. 1927)
Cooinoo Home for Destitute Children (1924 - 1970?)
Cornwell Group Home (1970? - 1980?)
Coventry Home (1933 - 1985?)
Crecy Group Home (c. 1979)
Deaconess Children's Home and Domestic Training School (1893 - 1914)
Deaconess Children's Home, Strathfield (1929 - 1936)
Field Cottage (c. 1970 - c. 1990)
George Brown College (1942? - 1946?)
Havilah Little Children's Home (1918 - 1950)
Home Mission Society of the Diocese of Sydney (1857 - 1997)
Katie Julia Thompson Memorial Home (1968 - 1993)
Kingsleigh Group Home (1970? - 1980?)
Lawson Rural Centre (1944 - 1950?)
Lisgar Children's Home (1914 - 1929)
Lisgar Home (1970? - 2002)
Lisgar Hostel (1955 - 1986)
Lisgar Training Home for Domestic Servants (1870 - 1909)
Marella Aboriginal Program (1985? - 1990?)
Marella Mission Farm (1948 - c. 1986)
Milleewa Home for Boys (1919 - 1966)
North Coast Children's Home (c. 1920 - c. 2000)
Ohio Boys' Home (c. 1950 - c. 1965)
Orana Group Home (1970? - 1980?)
Quipolli Children's Home (c. 1930 - c. 1935)
Records held by Anglican Deaconess Ministries Ltd (1891 - ), Church of England Deaconess Ministries
Robinson Home (1970s - c. 1991)
Sky Pilot Fellowship (1949 - c. 1986)
St Alban's Boys' Home, Mayfield (1952 - 1964)
St Alban's Boys' Home, Murrurundi (1942 - 1952)
St Alban's Home for Boys (1964 - 1980)
St Alban's Home for Boys, Morpeth (1920 - 1942)
St Christopher's Home for Little Children (1928 - 1978)
St Christopher's Home, Young (1927 - 1940?)
St Elizabeth's Girls Home (1926 - 1977)
St George's Training Farm Home for Boys (1927 - 1930)
St Michael's Church of England War Memorial Children's Homes (c. 1954 - 1970?)
St Saviour's Children's Home (1929 - 1982)
St Saviour's Cottage Home (1982 - 1986)
St Saviour's Neighbourhood Centre Goulburn (1980 - )
Timaru (1970s - 1980?)
Tress Manning Temporary Care (c. 1970 - c. 1990)
Tress-Manning Home (1920 - c. 1970)
Trigg Home (1950s - c. 1998)
Weldon Centre (c. 1980 - )
Windsor Farm Home for Boys (1923 - 1928)
Asylum
Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute (1862 - 1933)