Origins Aims and Objectives

SUPPORT: To provide confidential support and resources to those separated from their families by adoption in safe and secure environments.

EDUCATION:To provide resources and education for those considering adoption and to advise governments, mental health professionals and others with respect to adoption policies, practices, and adoption trauma.

REUNION: To assist in the reunion of family members separated by adoption.

REDRESS: To seek acknowledgement, validation, accountability and redress for illegal and unethical adoption practices.

RESEARCH: To undertake and promote research into adoption policies and practices past and present.

REFORM: To encourage and promote legislative, social and administrative reforms that honour and respect the mother-child bond, support the preservation of natural families, meet the needs of those already separated by adoption, and abolish reproductive exploitation.