On 21 March 2013, the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices. Following this, the Australian Government committed $11.5 million (nationally) over four years to assist those affected by forced adoptions. This four-year period was due to end on 30 June 2017.
This means we can continue to provide this valuable service until mid-2021. The FASS service complements our state funded Post Adoption Support Services . More information about both of these services can be found by visiting our website at https://www.rasa.org.au/services/adult-health-wellbeing/.
For more information about the Government’s response to forced adoption, please visit: https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/programs-services/forced-adoption-practices
To view Prime Minister Gillard’s apology, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hVbokTpYeg
 Forced Adoption Support Services is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
 Post Adoption Support Services is funded by the Department for Education and Child Development.