Institute of Open Adoption Studies

Welcome to the homepage of the Institute of Open Adoption Studies, a joint venture between The University of Sydney and Barnados Australia funded by the NSW Government.

The Institute of Open Adoption Studies is an independent research centre funded by the NSW Government and the University of Sydney. The Institute is a joint venture between the University of Sydney and Barnardos Australia, hosted by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

The institute is the first publically funded independent research centre of this kind in Australia and will provide a framework for research, advocacy and practice development in open adoption with the focus on children and their best interests.