Department of Health & Human Services
Family Information, Networks and Discovery (FIND) is a unit within the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) that assists persons who were born or adopted in Victoria to access information and records about their adoption. FIND also offers the supported release of records to those persons who are applying or who have received their former ward, child protection or "out of home care" records. Applications for these records in the first instance are made through the Care Leaver Records Service located in the Freedom of Information (FOI) unit of DHHS. FIND was formerly known as the Adoption and Family Records Service.
As of 1 July 2019, it is known as Adoption Information Services, within the Department of Justice.
c. 1984 - 2010 Adoption and Family Records Service
2010 - Family Information, Networks and Discovery
Prepared by: Rachel Tropea
Created: 5 January 2011, Last modified: 19 July 2019