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Adoption in South Australia

The Department for Child Protection is South Australia’s adoption authority. It provides support, advice and information about adoption and is responsible for placing children with prospective adoptive parents.

It is not lawful for people to arrange their own adoption.

Visit the Department for Child Protection's website

For more information about adoption in South Australia, visit the links below.

Applying for adoption information

Learn how you can apply for information about a past adoption. 

Adopt an overseas child

Find out more about the intercountry adoption process

Restricting adoption information

Find out about placing a veto on your information