This series, Benevolent Society adoption register [Dependent Children and Adoptions Branch, Department of Community Services], is held by the State Records Authority of New South Wales. However the Department of Human Services is responsible for these records, so people wishing to access the records in this series will need to contact the Adoption Information Unit. The Adoption Information Unit (AIU) is part of the New South Wales state government department of Family and Community Services and provides adoption information and support for individuals and their families in relation to adoptions in New South Wales and Intercountry adoptions that involve New South Wales.
The first of these two volumes concerns adoptive parents and contains the following information for each entry: prospective parents' name, address, religion and dates of birth; the date references were received; the date of birth and sex of the child (where the application has proceeded); date of placement of the child and its age at that time; the name of the solicitor; the court serial number and the agency's serial number.
The second volume concerns the natural mother and includes the following information: name, address, marital status, religion and ethnic origin of the mother; age, marital status and ethnic origin of the natural father; the child's date of birth, sex and legal status at that time; the court serial number and the agency's serial number.
The agency serial number for an entry in the natural mother's volume corresponds to the agency serial number of the family the child was placed with.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
03 January 2019
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE00758
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