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International Post Adoption Tracing

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International Post Adoption Tracing Service (IPATS)
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1300 657 843

International Post Adoption Tracing Service (IPATS)

Our International Post Adoption Tracing Service (IPATS) provides tracing and reunion support to NSW residents who have been affected by adoption, where one party is now overseas.

This can concern an adoption that took place within NSW, within Australia, or in an overseas country, in which the adopted person or biological family member resides in NSW and is searching for an adopted person or biological family member overseas.

Our goal is to locate and reunite family members and facilitate contact (when appropriate) in a supportive, respectful and empathetic manner.

Our service is free as we are funded by the NSW Government’s Department of Communities and Justice.

Please note ISS Australia has limited search services available in some of the countries in which Australia has facilitated intercountry adoptions. Therefore, additional search related costs may also apply.

IPATS provides:

  • Information and support
  • Search and contact to direct family member/s
  • Confidential contact support
  • Help reuniting with family member/s
  • Emotional support and short-term counselling
  • Referrals to other services and support networks where appropriate

 

ISS Australia also provides an International Post Adoption Tracing Service (IPATS) to Australian residents outside NSW who have been affected by adoption, where one party is now overseas.

ISS Australia receives no government funding for this service; therefore, fees will apply. The cost of this service is $650 including a $150 admin fee. Please refer to our Fee Schedule for further details.

Please note ISS Australia has limited search services available in some of the countries in which Australia has facilitated intercountry adoptions. Therefore, additional search related costs may also apply.

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