Adoption & Family Information Service (AFIS)

Adoption & Family Information Service (AFIS)

Organisation Address
Level 7, 108 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8463 3666 Current adoptions
08 8207 2648 Past adoptions
Organisation Fax
08 8207 2366
Organisation Email
GPO Box 1152 Adelaide, SA 5001
Parent Body:
Department for Education and Child Development
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
People affected by past adoptions; Aboriginal people affected by the removal of children according to previous Government policies and legislation; individuals or families considering being involved in adoption through relinquishing a child or applying to adopt a child born locally or overseas; past clients wishing to access their records

The government authority responsible for the administration of South Australian adoption legislation. All adoptions of children by residents of South Australia are conducted through AFIS. AFIS holds all adoption records for the State of South Australia

  • Processing of all applications by South Australians to adopt a child
  • Formal counselling for people who are considering placing their child for adoption in South Australia
  • Provision of information to parties to an adoption seeking access to the adoption file, including identifying information about the parties
  • Restriction of access to adoption information on application by a party to an adoption (no identifying information to be released)
  • Provision of information to Aboriginal people removed under past government policies and practices, who are seeking access to family information held by the Department
  • Provision of information to adults who have been under the guardianship of the Minister to gain information about their past
  • Information and referral to support groups for families adopting children from overseas - including Africa, China, India, Taiwan, Thailand
Last updated: 23/07/2015
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