The Adoption Information Service was established by the Adoption of Children Act 1988. It kept an Adoption Information Register. The Service provided information about their birth parents to adults who had been adopted as children. In addition, it assisted mothers who had relinquished their children. The Service also offered counselling and advice.
The Adoption Information Service was located within the Department for Community Welfare and its successors. In 2012, it is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1988, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1988.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 28 August 2012, Last modified: 18 March 2014