We provide support services for those whose lives are affected by adoption.
Forced Adoption Apology
- National Apology for Forced Adoptions – 21 March 2013 (Transcript)
- South Australian Apology for Forced Adoptions – 18 July 2012 (Transcript)
How we can help
Post Adoption Support Services (PASS) can provide counselling, information and support, assistance with family search and reunion, and links to other supports and networks. Search support is also available for intercountry adoptees and families.
We offer a range of support groups, and information and educational sessions on adoption related topics. Our experienced staff are respectful of people’s differing choices and opinions, and we acknowledge and value the diverse experiences of those affected by adoption.
- Information for people who have been adopted
- Information for mothers and fathers who have lost a child to adoption
- Information for adoptive parents
- Information for teachers
We also run seminars throughout the year addressing a broad range of adoption related topics.
Update of the Review of the South Australian Adoption Act 1988
During 2014-15, the South Australian Adoption Act 1988 and Adoption Regulations 2004 were reviewed by independent reviewer, Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan, and many of you participated in this review process. The Review report is available from the DECD website which you can find here.
The Adoption (Review) Amendment Bill 2016 has been introduced to amend the Adoption Act. At this stage, the Bill has not been passed and no laws have changed. See the Adoption Bill 2016 FAQ for further information about the amendments that respond to the key recommendation from the review of the Adoptions Act here.
If you have any have concerns or feel distressed with any of the Recommendations proposed, please contact us here at Post Adoption Support Services on (08) 8245 8100 or the Forced Adoption Support Services on 1800 21 03 13.
There is no cost to for direct client service. Fees will apply for some activities when using external specialists and for our Professional Development Training.
Post Adoption Support Services are provided by Relationships Australia (SA) and funded by the Government of South Australia, Department for Education and Child Development.