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Adoption in South Australia

The Department for Child Protection is South Australia’s central authority to provide adoption support, advice and information and are responsible for placing children with prospective adoptive parents.

It is not lawful for people to arrange their own 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)