Find & Connect Support Services

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Find & Connect Support Services offers support to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants by providing counselling, help with records and family searches and support for family reunions for those who grew up in out-of-home care.

Who Can Access Find & Connect Support Services?

As more than 500,000 children grew up in orphanages, foster care, children’s homes or other institutions in Australia over the last century, the Australian Government has set up a national network of Find & Connect Support Services to help improve the lives of Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Find & Connect offers support to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants who were in care in Australia between 1920 and 1989, including those who were in foster care, orphanage care, and in care at other State or church-based institutions.

For more information call 1800 16 11 09 or visit

National Apology

On 16 November 2009 the Government of Australia made a formal apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

View the apology transcript.

Elm Place

Find & Connect Support Services is located at Elm Place.

191 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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Locations Available



Service Resources

Funding Acknowledgement

Find and Connect Services is provided by Relationships Australia SA and funded by the Australian Government Department Of Social Services.

Service Enquiry - Elm Place

Use this form to enquire about our services offered through Elm Place, including Post Care Support Services and Find & Connect Support Services.