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Changes about same-sex couples and adult adoptions

The Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016 was passed in the South Australian Parliament in December 2016. 

Provisions enabling same-sex couples to adopt have been proclaimed into law. This happened on 17 February 2017. 

Provisions enabling adults to be adopted are expected to be proclaimed mid-2018. 

See the frequently asked question 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