Bethesda Maternity Hospital
These Adoption Request Registers, which comprise of seven volumes arranged chronologically, are a record of applications to adopt babies. The information includes: name and address of applicants; whether there are already any children in the family; the applicants' religion; the number and sex of children requested; the date of the application and the result of the application.
Access to information about adoptions is restricted to the adopted person and the birth parents under the provisions of the NSW Adoption Act 2000.
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, https://clan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/connectkin_guide.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 10 March 2014