Queensland Adoption RecordsDepartment of Child Safety
Adoption is the transfer, generally by order of a court, of all parental rights and obligations from the birth parent(s) to the adoptive parent(s). Legal adoption was first introduced in 1928, but numbers of adoptions in Australia have fallen in recent decades. The reasons for the decline are mainly related to social ...
South Australian Adoption RecordsSouth Australian Statutes
Adoption of Children Act, No. 1692, 1925
Among other things, this Act provided:
regulation of to whom a female or male child may be adopted respectively (3)
that the child be under the age of 15 (2)
that applicants be ”fit and proper persons” (5)
that a child over the age of 12 consents to the adoption(5)
that the ...
Victorian Adoption RecordsState Library of Victoria Collection
Swanston St, Melbourne
Victorian Children’s Aid Society
Period: 1893 – 1977
Extent: 15 Boxes, 38 V.
Description: laws, annual reports, minutes, financial records, case histories,
Court committals, fostering and adoption records of children under the care of the society, correspondence, published records, press cuttings and photos.
National Council for the Single Mother and her ...
Western Australian Holdings
Adoption Acts, Parliamentary Debates
Issues papers, submissions, select committee reports
State Records Office of Western Australia
Printed primary sources
Pamphlets, newsletters, annual reports
Newspaper and magazine articles
First person writing
Books, papers, theses
Adoption services providers
Holdings at University of Western Australia
Adoption Acts – Western Australia
On the whole, legislation in Western Australia has become more transparent, while at ...