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Changes to vetoes

Vetoes prevent the release of identifying information about one party to the other parties to an adoption. Adoption vetoes only apply to adoptions that were completed in South Australia before 17 August 1989. 

The Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016 has resulted in significant changes to vetoes in South Australia. See our frequently asked questions below.

These changes will commence on 18 December 2017. 

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