Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family records

Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by adoption, wardship or other family separation are supported by Family Information Networks and Discovery (FIND) and the National Link-Up Network to reconnect with their families, traditional lands and culture.

The Stolen Children Report

In 1995 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) undertook the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their families. In 1997, the Bringing them home: The 'Stolen Children' Report included the findings and recommendations of this Inquiry.

The Australian Government's response to this Inquiry included funding to establish a national network of Family Tracing and Reunion Services (known as National Link-Up Network) to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families as a result of past governments policies and practices.

A large number of Aboriginal people have experienced adoption and wardship that has had a profound influence on their health and wellbeing and led to disconnection from their families, traditional lands and culture.

Family Information Networks and Discovery (FIND) works actively with Link Up and a range of Aboriginal agencies involved in supporting the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by adoption, wardship or other family separation.