Adopted adults (18+) and Birth parents:

Can obtain identifying information, (unless a veto preventing access has been placed). Previously the birthfather’s name was only provided to the adopted person if paternity had been established and/or he consented to the adoption. However there has been a policy change. Whilst a father’s name is not always recorded e.g. not all mothers gave the name of the father, it is often in the documents. It is worth applying again if previously Post Adoption services could not release the information to you.

Step 1: Obtain information from the government department. Fees are applicable. Contact below for application forms and other information.

Local & Post Adoption Services Unit
1st Floor, 111 George Street
GPO Box 806
Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph: (07) 3224 7415
Ph: 1800 647 983 (Outside Brisbane)
Fax: (07) 3210 0350

Our services – We can assist you with information, counselling, search, contact and mediation.
Click here to contact us or Join Adoption Jigsaw

Post Adoption Support Queensland

Specialised post adoption counselling and support for people in Queensland, including help searching for relatives and mediation for people reuniting with family members.

The Benevolent Society
Post Adoption Support Queensland
Ground Floor, 189 Coronation Dr
Milton   QLD   4064
Ph: 07 3170 4600 / 1300 914 819

Jigsaw QLD

A non-profit, member-based organisation providing both professional and peer support, including support groups and Forced Adoption Support Services. Jigsaw Queensland works with and for everyone affected by adoption regardless of where or when the adoption took place and also provides support and information for those affected by donor-conception.

Monthly meetings held at: Ground Floor Meeting Room , SANDS House, 505 Bowen Terrace, New Farm

Ph: (07) 3358 6666 Fax: (07) 3255 0336.

Salvation Army Tracing and Post Adoption Service

Offers searching and mediation for people who are wanting to reconnect, reconcile and reunite with family members and relatives who may have been separated by adoption or other circumstances.

The Salvation Army Post Adoption Service
PO Box 2210
Brisbane   QLD   4001
Ph: 07 3222 6663
Fx: 07 3831 9607

The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service
PO Box 2210
Brisbane  QLD  4001
Ph: 07 3221 6661
Fx: 07 3831 9607


QLD Support Groups

  • Adoption Support Group – Zillmere. Ph: (07) 3390 8876
  • Association for Adoptees – Tallagandra Heights – Kerry, Ph: 07 5488 6377
  • North QLD Combined Women’s Services Inc – Townsville Ph: (07) 3775 7555 Fax: (07) 3779 2959
  • South East QLD Adoptive Families Group – Tingalpa Ph: (07) 3390 8876
  • Sunshine Coast Adoptive Families Group – Maleny, Ph: (07) 5494 2842

Intercountry adoptions – ask the dept. for details of other support groups