Post Adoption Services - PASQ and PARC

Our Post Adoption Services have over 35 years combined experience providing information and professional support services for people affected by adoption; including people who have been adopted, parents, siblings, partners and others who have been separated from family.

We have assisted people to access their information, find their families, connect and nurture these relationships, and make sense of and heal from the grief, loss and trauma relating to their adoption experience. We understand adoption and its wide spread impacts and the people we support are the heart of our work.

At the Benevolent Society we have two teams who are here to support individuals and families affected by adoption;

  • Post Adoption Resource Centre NSW (PARC)
  • Post Adoption Support Queensland (PASQ) 

Our post adoption support for individuals, couples and families includes: 

  • Specialised counselling to address issues such as grief, loss, identity, relationships and the impacts of trauma for individuals, couples and families.
  • Information on finding out about an adoption and searching for an adopted person, parent or sibling
  • Intermediary services for anyone who needs support or assistance to contact birth relatives on their behalf 
  • Help to respond if a birth relative wants to make contact with you
  • Family records and search advice, information and guidance
  • Referrals to government agencies and specialist adoption services that can help find the information you need  

Please read the Apology for Past Forced Adoption Practices made in 2011 and the Scarba House History and Apology made in 2004. 

You can also read about The Benevolent Society Redress Scheme here.

 

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Adoption Literary Festival - Expressions of Interest

PARC is looking for people interested in participating in the planning and development of an Adoption Literary Festival. Please complete the form to be added to our expression of interest list.

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Therapeutic Parenting Registration Form

Therapeutic Parenting provides support, connection and practical help for parents with adopted children in their family. Please select the relevant group from the drop down menu below.

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Adoption Groups and Events Registration Form

As someone who is affected by adoption, you are welcome to join one of our Adoption support groups for an opportunity to connect, access support, be heard or listen along. Please select the relevant group from the drop down menu below.

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Group Registrations

To apply or enrol in one of our post adoption support groups, you can complete one of the forms on this page.

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Information and Resources

A library of Information and Resources for people affected by adoption is available here.

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Post-Adoption Resource Centre NSW (PARC)

The Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) provides information and support for people affected by adoption in New South Wales.

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Post Adoption Support QLD (PASQ)

Post Adoption Support QLD (PASQ) provides information and support for people affected by adoption in Queensland.

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