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 to those separated by adoption or for any mother considering an adoption plan. To provide resources to, 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 families, meet the needs of those separated by adoption, and abolish reproductive exploitation.