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Changes to naming and birth certificates

The Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016 has resulted in changes to birth certificates and adoptive names.

These changes have not commenced and are anticipated to come into law in mid-2018.

See the frequently asked questions below.

Adoption Support

To talk to someone about getting support for how these changes might affect you, you can contact:

Post Adoption Support Services (non-government)

Email: passinfo [at] rasa.org.au
Phone: (08) 8245 8100

Department for Child Protection Adoption Services (government)

Email: adoptions [at] sa.gov.au
Phone: 8463 3666

Adoption Act Review Office

Policy staff are available to help you with your queries about the Act. 

Email: DECDFamiliesAdoptionReview [at] sa.gov.au
Phone: 8226 6840