Uniting - Connections' Adoption Information Service enables adopted persons, adoptive parents, parents who have relinquished their child and other family members to obtain information about an adoption. It also provides access to records to former Wards of State and Forgotten Australians who spent time in children's Homes run by its predecessor organisations.
People can also request access to the collection through the Uniting Heritage Service.
Please note that the Adoption Information Service does not have records from Kildonan or any Kildonan services.
Records held by Uniting - Connections is a large collection of records that includes admission books, adoption records, medical cards, case books, registers and index cards.
These records were catalogued and digitised as part of the Records Access Documentation Grants in 2017.
More specifically, the collection includes:
As of September 2017, the provenance of some of the following records is not yet known.
Uniting - Connections' Adoption Information Service has an in-house developed database which can be searched using a number of parameters including names, date of birth, and admission/discharge dates. Scanned images of the records in the collection are stored on the organisation's server and attached to the relevant case files directly within the database.
05 November 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E000886
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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