Read the National Apology
Explore personal experiences
Contribute your experience
Find information on accessing adoption records
Learn more about forced adoptions
Find contact details for support services
Welcome to the Forced Adoptions History Project website.
This website has been created by the National Archives of Australia to increase awareness and understanding of forced adoptions in Australia.
Read the National Apology for Forced Adoptions.
Explore a timeline of events, legislation, advocacy, apologies and inquiries.
Learn about the impact on mothers, fathers, adopted persons and families.
Read about others', or contribute your own, experiences of forced adoption.
Find information on how to access adoption records in each state.
Find references, statistics, a glossary, education and exhibition information.
Find contact details for support and advocacy organisations in your state.