About Us

Adopt Change believes that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, nurturing and permanent family home, and that all families need the appropriate supports for children to thrive.

Adopt Change works towards every child having access to a safe, nurturing and stable family upbringing. We recognise the impact of childhood trauma, and provide a number of services and education, so that children and families can be supported and thrive. We also work with government, sector and community to seek changes to legislation and policies to better provide for children and families.

We recognise the importance of permanency for positive life outcomes. We support capacity building of families to ensure that vulnerable children are able to remain within their birth family where possible. When that is not possible or safe, we advocate for other permanent options, including adoption where appropriate.


First-night Backpacks

MyPack is an Adopt Change initiative to provide first-night packs to children and young people (3-16 years) entering of out-of-home care, who sometimes enter care with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. The MyPacks include first night items such as a soft toy, hand-made blankets, pyjamas, underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, water bottle, colouring book/pad and a pencil case with textas.


Learn more about the campaigns run by Adopt Change, and how you can get involved.

Collectively we can create a world where all children can grow, learn, play and thrive in safe, nurturing and stable homes, schools and communities.


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