Forced Adoption Support Services (FASS)
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.
Monday- Friday: 9:00am- 5:00pm
How this service is delivered
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.
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