The Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016 was passed in the South Australian Parliament in December 2016. Significant changes to the veto system and how adoption information is provided came into effect on 18 December 2017. See the changes to vetoes page for more information about the changes, and what they might mean for you.

Once an adopted person is 18 years of age or over, an application for provision of adoption information can be made on the Provision of adoption information form (PDF, 187.6 KB) or in writing, specifying that the request is made pursuant to the Adoption Act 1988.


Freedom of Information Team
Department for Child Protection
GPO Box 1072
Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: 8226 4399

Related links

Placing a child for adoption

Adopting a local child

Changes to vetoes