This is a select list of publications held in the State Library's Family History Collection, which provide information about adoption and fostering of children in South Australia. In 1988, the Adoption Act was changed to give adopted people and birth-parents the rights to obtain or deny identifying information. Details of organisations which may be able to provide assistance are also given.
Services are delivered through hubs in metropolitan and regional areas
Postal address: GPO Box 2343 Adelaide SA 5001
City research centre : 26-28 Leigh Street Adelaide SA 5000
Gepps Cross research centre: 115 Cavan Road Gepps Cross SA 5094
Telephone: (08) 8204 8791
Fax: (08) 8204 8777
Records held include State Children's Department, Destitute Person's Department and Social Welfare Department.
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Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
(SA State Office)
Level 18, 11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 9820
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8318 2100
Ph: 1300 653 227 (local call cost)
Fax: (08) 8400 2197
The website can help you locate and get access to your own personal records which may be kept by government departments or past providers of 'care'. There are no personal records or private information published on the site.