ARMS (Victoria) – A not for profit organization founded in 1982 out of a common need to support women who have lost a child or children to adoption.

On 2nd December 2017 at the Annual General Meeting, members unanimously voted in a change of name for ARMS. We will no longer be the Association of Relinqhishing Mothers. Our new name is ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MOTHERS SEPARATED by adoption.

On 21st March 2013 the Australian Govenment Apologised to everyone affected by forced adoptions. Apology for Forced Adoption.  The word Forced refers to use of coercion, manipulation as well as physical force. ARMS (Vic) acknowledges the pain and grief that mothers, fathers, sons and daughters have borne through being separated from each other.


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