• Organisation

Adoption and Family Records Service, Department of Human Services


The Adoption and Family Records Service (AFRS) was a program within the Department of Human Services (DHS) for former wards of the state of Victoria and their families. The purpose of the Service was to release state ward files and provide assistance to locate other relevant records and information; give counselling and support and referrals to support groups; and to help affected families locate and contact each other. In November 2010, the Service changed its name to Family Information, Networks and Discovery (FIND) – Personal information for Former Wards of State, Adoption and Donor Conception in Victoria.

  • From

    c. 1984

  • To

    November 2010

  • Alternative Names


    Adoption Information Service

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