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I am an adopted person

Social and medical information available for an adopted person is information that was provided by their birth parent(s) or other family members at the time of the adoption. The file may include information about the birth mother only or sometimes there is information about the birth father and / or other members of the birth family.

You will receive copies of the forms containing this information that were completed at the time of the adoption, copies of any medical forms completed in relation to yourself and copies of documents relating to the adoption signed by your birth parent(s), if available. In most cases identifying information about your birth father is not released.

The only way to gain current information about your birth parent(s) is to locate them.

If the Adoption Information Unit locates records of any birth siblings who were also adopted, your social and medical information will include the identifying details of those siblings.

For more information contact:

DCJ Adoption Information Unit
1300 799 023

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2019