Origins Australia (Forced Adoption Support Network)

Known Mental Health Damage
Dirty Laundry (The Crimes a Country Tried to Hide)
Trafficking Babies into Forced Adoption
Open Letter to Premier Gladys Berejiklian
NSW Parliamentary Inquiry
How the Senate Inquiry was Got
Senate Inquiry into Forced Adoption
Marion's Story
5th Anniversary Apology Speech for Forced Adoption
Origins Symposium and Book Launch
Dr Rickarby's PTSD Research Paper
Dian Wellfare Founder of Origins
The Greatest Swindle
Origins Web Sites
Art Sale of Lina Eve
Forgotten Australians HARP
Australian Adoptee Site
Dyethelstilboestrol (DES)
Rapid Adoption Register
Dr Trish Farrar's Thesis
Critique of the National Apology
Senate Inquiry Site
Wake Up Little Suzie
Civil Rights Crimes
A Father Speaks on Forced Adoption
Rebbecca's Law
Who Are We?
Origins International
Time Line
Smashed by Adoption
Origins Response to AIFS Report
Adoption Crimes and Breaches
Mental Health Damage
Stories and Poetry
Life's Journey Project
Fathers Speak Out
Fathers Response to AIFS Report
Dian's Portrait
Rememberance Page
Searching Information
SW Sydney Stolen Generations
Search Guide
Senate Inquiry Petition
Apologies Site
Origins Office Opening
Becoming a Member
Subscription Form
Our Documentary
Origins Benchmark for 'Forced Adoption' Apologies

24 Years of Forced Adoption Activism

ABN 48 507 164 002

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

Contact Us



P.O. Box 3371
Helensvale Town Centre. Helensvale.
Qld 4212