Forced Adoption Support Services
Commissioned and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
This paper provides best practice guidance on how government-funded forced adoption support services can develop and maintain networks that are positive, sustainable, and work to meet the needs of clients. Sections include: How have people previously found support; Pros and cons of working within network arrangements; Good practice considerations; What are the essential services required to help fill the gaps; Characteristics of good services; Enhancement of specialist services; Measuring success; Getting local networks started; Communications strategy; Recruitment; Developing formal arrangements; Making the network successful; Conducting effective meetings; and Monitoring and evaluation.
This paper was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
This report presents the findings of the National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices
Provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those invol
Investigates the effects of relinquishing a child on the subsequent adjustment of the mother
This document briefly outlines changes to the adoption scene in Australia in recent years