Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS)

** COVID-19 Update - For the safety of our clients, staff and community, we are no longer delivering services face to face but have shifted to phone and videoconference sessions. If you have an upcoming appointment you wish to discuss, or you’re in need of support, you can contact us on 1300 364 277 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm or you can send an email enquiry to admin@reltas.com.au **

Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS) provides specialist support to any person who has been impacted by forced adoption practices including working with adults who were adopted, relinquishing mothers and fathers, adoptive mothers and fathers, birth siblings, adopted siblings and children of adopted people. Relationships Australia Tasmania provides specialised counselling for trauma and grief, assistance with records searching, family tracing and reunification and aims to improve access to peer and group support.

Through counselling clients will be able to identify their individual needs and explore their options in a safe and supportive environment. Our counsellors are highly skilled to help clients deal with various issues that arise from forced adoption including grief and loss, trauma, anger, rejection and identity issues. Individual counselling sessions may be short or long term and are tailored to client’s needs.

Group work is also offered. The groups are a safe environment for participants to share their thoughts, experience and knowledge, if they wish to do so.

Who this service is for

Any person who has been impacted by forced adoption practices including adults who were adopted, relinquishing mothers and fathers, adoptive mothers and fathers, birth siblings, adopted siblings and children of adopted people.

Opening Hours

Monday- Friday: 9:00am- 5:00pm

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    FASS is delivered through our Hobart, Launceston and Devonport offices.
    The FASS group meets on last Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm- 3:30pm at 20 Clare Street, New Town.

Updated: 06/04/2020

Provided by

20 Clare Street, New Town TAS, Australia
6 Paterson Street, Launceston TAS, Australia
68-70 North Fenton Street, Devonport TAS, Australia

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