Greek Adoption Records

Greek Adoption Records

For children born in Greece and given up for adoption there were different institutions or organizations that were created and operated to provide the service of child care and legal paperwork involved.

The following information pertains to Greek Foundling hospitals or services.

The acronym P.I.K.P.A. means Patriotic Social Rehabilitation Foundation & perception as translated from the Greek shown below.

Π.Ι.Κ.Π.Α. = Πατριωτικών Ίδρυμα Κοινωνικής Αποκαταστάσεως & Αντιλήψεως.

Many of these organizations or institutions were government operated and were under the Ministry of Health.

The following information regarding the annexes include adoption and disability centers and that some may be closed and their records moved.

The CENTRE for WELFARE of the REGION ATTICA consists of five agencies (annexes):

  • Annex of the disabled in the Eastern part of Athens
  • Annex of the Disabled Amea in the Western part of Athens
  • Annex of the Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities Voula
  • Annex of the Child Protection Attica "MOTHER" (Η Μητέρα)
  • Annex of the Child Development Centre of Attica Amea "MICHALINEIO"

Other annexes are:

  • Agios Andreas
  • Agia Varvara
  • Amea Glyfadas
  • Amea Melission

According to the information in Greek, there were three locations that the institution had but this varies depending upon the years of operation:
Voula in the southern area near the municipality of Voula
Pireaus in the area of the ports
Pentelis in the northern suburbs of Athens
Kalamata in the area of the Peloponesse

Beware that you will require a Greek lawyer to access records from any of the institutions or organizations whether for your personal records or Greek genealogy reearch. Also be ready to endure the beauracracy that it entails.

Where to find information about Greek Adoption Centers and Record

The K.K.P.P.A. otherwise known as the Social Welfare Center for the Attica Region.

Communicating with the Greek Adoption Centers and Records

The central office of the Social Welfare Center for the Attica Region is located in Athens and here is their web page that has various contact address.

The website of the organization known as "MOTHER" (Η Μητέρα) in Athens is primarily an adoption center that is in operation today.

According to the information of the General Archives of Greece with regards to the records of P.I.K.P.A., they do not display the records online.

P.I.K.P.A. Kalamata in the area of the Peloponnese.

The P.I.K.P.A. in Kalamata operated from 1959 until 1985.

This link is the page where this is noted for P.I.K.P.A. Kalamata.

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