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New South Wales - Archival Series

Adoption Request Registers (1963 - 1973)

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 Conditions

Access to information about adoptions is restricted to the adopted person and the birth parents under the provisions of the NSW Adoption Act 2000.


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: Melissa Downing