National Adoption Awareness Week
November every year.
Every adopted child in Australia has two sets of parents, four sets of
grandparents, possibly two sets of siblings, a myriad of uncles, aunts,
and cousins, and maybe their own spouse and children as well.
Knowing someone affected by adoption is a common experience. Knowing
what it feels like to be a birth parent, adopted person or adoptive parent is
All adoption stories begin with loss, the loss of a child to adoption, the loss of
connection with birth family, or perhaps the loss of fertility. In the past the grief
associated with such losses was barely acknowledged.
Today, there is more awareness that adoption is a lifelong journey presenting
many challenges and creating many relationships along the way. With
information and support a story that begins with loss can lead to
If adoption is part of your story and you want to know more about moving
forward and making connections contact:
07 3358 6666
Forced Adoption Support Service 1800 21 03 13 (Qld only)