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New South Wales - Organisation

Find-A-Family (1975 - )

Adoption Agency, Care Provider, Foster Care and Non-denominational
Alternative Names
  • FAF (acronym)

Find-A-Family was established in Sydney in 1975 by Barnardos as a professional care, fostering and adoption program. It finds permanent care placements for children who have been removed by the courts, but works to ensure links are maintained with the child's birth family.


Find-A-Family Offices are located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast and South Coast, New South Wales. They cover the Sydney Metropolitan area, Central and South Coast and the ACT and surrounding areas.

People who were in care with Find-A-Family and wish to find out more about their past can contact local offices for help.

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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry