Who Are We?
Origins is an organisation that has been in existence for over 24 years. It was founded in
1995 by a group of Mothers who lost children to past adoption practices basically from the 1950s through to the later periods
right up to and beyond the 1980s.
Origins was formed
to research the legal, historical and the social and psychological implications and side effects of adoption, such as, mental
health disorders and other issues associated with child separation.
Our research also comprises other elements: foster care; institutional care; and Aboriginal child
removal. Origins is an international organisation with branches in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, and NZ.
Origins has for many years had the opportunity at a representative national level
to observe the issues of most aspects and effects of family separation.
Origins believes that as an organisation it was fortunate
to be in a position to be able to do that due to its commitment to advocating and studying the effects of adoption and child
removal, based over the past two decades Origins has contributed to many Senate and Parliamentary inquiries, departmental
consultations, academic research projects and exhibitions to name a few, and our extensive library focused on adoption and
child separation issues.
Origins SPSA Inc is
an unfunded organisation that relies on the memberships and donations of those that support adoption advocacy. It has not
been funded by Federal, State or Church to promote adoption awareness and to the support the aims and objectives of Origins.
We rely on those that believe in truth and justice for those affected by past practices, we have a large resource library
that is considered to be a national asset that has enabled us to make Federal and State governments accountable for past unlawful
practices . To support us make a donation or join us, a link is available at
the bottom of this page to make a contribution