Figures show high demand for identifying information
03 December 2021
The latest figures released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) today, show
that on average, 42 Australians apply for information about a past adoption each week.
Jigsaw Queensland President, Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow said the cohort of people seeking information is
gradually getting older and time is running out for them.
"Jigsaw Queensland continues to provide information and support to anyone affected by
adoption," Dr Sparrow said.
"Accessing information is not just an outward journey of discovery, it is also a profound inner emotional
journey for many.
"Jigsaw helps support people to reach their desired destination, to recover the first chapters of their life or to connect with their biological family.
"Mothers and fathers who were separated from their children by adoption also benefit from accessing information, helping them to reconnect with their sons and daughters and to heal some of the feeligns of loss and grief they may have experienced since the adoption occurred."
The full report can be viewed at the AIHW website.
Jigsaw Services include:
Information, referral and support
Search and reunion assistance
Emotional support and assistance with record searches and family tracing
Monthly Support Group meetings
Information and support: 07) 3358 6666
Forced Adoption Support Services: 1800 21 03 13
Media contact: Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Qld – 0438 309 096