Post Adoption Tracing and Reunification
In addition to our Intercountry Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service (for more info click here), funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, ISS Australia provides a Post Adoption Tracing and Reunification Service for those cases that fall outside the scope of the funded service.
The funded service assists intercountry adoptees and their families, including those adopted overseas by an Australian family who then returned to Australia (known as “expatriate” adoptions). The service scope does NOT include those who were adopted via a local adoption process overseas, who subsequently migrated to Australia, or those adopted in a domestic (Australian) adoption where a family member subsequently moved overseas.
If you need to clarify which service applies to your situation, please call ISS Australia’s Client Hotline on 1300 657 843 (local call cost).
The funded service allows ISS Australia to provide intercountry adoption tracing and reunification services across Australia free of charge, within the service scope. For cases outside the service scope, ISS Australia charges its standard tracing fee as we receive no specific funding, except in the case of NSW residents. In NSW, ISS Australia provides a free post adoption tracing and reunification service due to funding from the NSW Government.
ISS Australia’s fee schedules (for the Victorian and NSW Offices) can be accessed here.