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SA Agencies

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Government Department

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South Australia Government

If you are considering adopting a child, you will have to apply through the Department for Child Protection (DCP). The eligibility criteria, procedures and costs for adopting a child from overseas or locally will vary and are available on the department’s website. It is illegal to arrange your own adoption.

Further information can be found at Adoption section.

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Department for Child Protection (DCP)

Families SA is responsible for the placement of children with prospective adoptive parents once their parents have consented to their adoption. The Adoption Act 1988 and the Adoption Regulations 2004 set out the criteria for assessing people as prospective adoptive parents.

More infomation can be found at Adoption section.


Specialist Agencies

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Key Assets

Key Assets South Australia provides specialist therapeutic long-term placements for children and young people.

Our services is built on a foundation of providing intensive supports to carers and their families in order to equip them to enable them to provide good, safe and consistent care to the children and young people they are care. We do this by recruiting carers who have the time and the space to meet the children’s short and long-term needs. We also recruit and support respite carers who can provide the long-term carers with a well-deserved break.

More infomation can be found at website.

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Centacare Catholic Services

We strive to support people in the community who have been marginalised and who are experiencing hardships and challenges in their lives.

For the past 75 years, Centacare Catholic Family Services has worked to help people reach their full potential so they can participate in the community, regardless of their circumstances.

Today this commitment underpins the 68 community services we deliver in 35 sites across the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, in metropolitan and regional South Australia. Centacare operates within a strong ethical framework informed by the values and principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

We respond with skill, compassion and tenacity to each of the more than 30,000 people we see annually through our disability, homelessness, domestic violence, children’s, relationship support, youth, community, training and intervention services. At Centacare, we believe for justice to be upheld, we must become compassionate voices in action for all.

Together we are meeting the challenge.

Visit website for more information.

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Life Without Barriers

For us relationships come first. It’s more than just working together, it’s understanding one another, making lasting connections and building trust. We help clients to believe in themselves again. Our relationships are strong and enduring. We also know the importance of imagination and what works but we are always open to new ways of doing things - from our clients, from team members. And we do so openly and willingly.

We are courageous and we stand up for what we believe in. We are people with strong opinions on what’s right for our clients and communities in which we operate. WAe speak up on behalf of our clients and encourage them to have the confidence to speak up for themselves.

We are respectful of others’ viewpoints and try to see the world from the perspective of others.

We respond to appropriately and promptly to individual and community needs and we are not afraid to get engaged and ‘get our hands dirty’ in order to find a solution.

We work together to deliver our services through demonstrating our values.

Visit website for more information.

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Lutheran Community Care

We support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and support.

Visit website for more information.

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Uniting Country SA

Foster care provides Young people with a safe, nurturing and stable home to live.

Uniting Country SA believes that all children should have the opportunity to be raised in a safe and loving home. When children are unable to stay with their birth families our foster carers step in to provide safety, stability and loving care.

UCSA’s foster care service operates in Clare, Kadina, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and surrounding regions. If you are interested in learning more call us on (08) 8633 9023, email us at fostercare@ucsa.org.au or visit website for more information.


State/Territory Agenices:

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA