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.
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: DCPAdoptionReview [at] sa.gov.au
Phone: 8226 6840