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Adoption in South Australia

The Department for Child Protection administers the Adoption Act 1998

We are responsible for maintaining the Prospective Adoptive Parents Register and managing the local and intercountry adoption programs in South Australia. 

We are also responsible for providing adoption information to parties to an adoption. 

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Applying for adoption information

Learn how you can apply for information about adoptions and find your family
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Adopt an overseas child

Find out more about the intercountry adoption process
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Restricted release of adoption information

Learn about changes to the Adoption Act affecting vetos (old 27B directions)