News and Announcements

'Adopted' available FREE for limited time

  • Sunday, 16th July 2017 at 12am - 11:59pm Saturday, 16th December
    Location: Goodwood, South Australia 5034

    If you missed the launch of 'Adopted' and would like a copy of the book, it is available FREE…

'Adopted' is launched!

  • Friday, 14th July 2017 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Relationships Australia, Hindmarsh.

    'Adopted' has been launched - see the Adoptee Identity Rites Facebook page!

South Australian Adoption Sites

  • Friday, 21st October 2016 (all day)
    Location: online

    Check out these two newish sites for news and advocacy information in SA and beyond:…

Begin Again Workshop with Sherry Hearn

  • Saturday, 17th September 2016 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Relationships Australia, 49A Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh 5007 SA

    In this dynamic and life transforming workshop, Sherry will introduce Adult Adoptees to simple,…

Introduction to Understanding DNA Testing Information Evening and DNA Results Day Workshop

  • Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 6:30pm, Saturday, 3rd September 2016 at 10am
    Location: The Marjorie Black Community Room, SACOSS 47 King William Road, Unley (entry via Young Street)

    Presented by Kerri Small from the Australian DNA Hub (est 2012)

    Introduction to DNA…

Memorial Launch Media Links

  • Thursday, 14th July 2016 at 10am
    Location: Grundy Gardens

    here are some links to media coverage of the Memorial Launch which are still active. Sadly most…

Small Grants Scheme Deadline approaching

  • Monday, 31st October 2016 at 5pm
    Location: Relationships Australia Adelaide, Forced Adoption Support Service

    The Forced Adoption Support Service has a component of funding called the Small Grants program.…

Unveiling of Commemorative Artwork for Forced Adoptions in SA

  • Thursday, 14th July 2016 at 9:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Grundy Gardens, near the University footbridge along the River Torrens.

    Unveiling_Public Artwork Invitation
    Please join us at the unveiling of The Space Between,…

COSMIC SHIFT - Installing the Memorial Rocks

  • Tuesday, 24th May 2016 (all day)

    See the awesome text by Sofie Gregory at her blog adopteeidentityrites.


Rocks to be set into Memorial Space

  • Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at 7am - 9:30am
    Location: Torrens Riverbank Memorial Site

    The Memorial Rock will be lifted into position on 24th May 2016, on the River Torrens city-side…

How the Memorial text will look

  • Friday, 22nd April 2016 at TBD
    Location: Torrens Riverbank

    and here is how the text will look in the artwork
    placement of text for artwork.pdf

Wording for SA Adoption Memorial

  • Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 1am - 12am Tuesday, 10th May
    Location: Torrens River

    The Memorial wording chosen from everyones feedback is:
    "This artwork is for all those…

Wording for SA Adoption Memorial

  • Thursday, 3rd March 2016 (all day)

    You can choose inscriptions for our black granite Commemorative Public Artwork (Memorial) for…

Commemorative Public Artwork (Memorial) for Past Forced Adoptions Selection

  • Wednesday, 16th December 2015 at 9:30am - 12pm
    Location: 49A Orsmond St, Hindmarsh, Adelaide SA 5000

    You are invited to the Memorial Concept Design Presentation on 16 December 2015. The following…

Input into Past Forced Adoptions Commemorative Public Artwork

  • Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: RASA, 49A Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh, SA

    The Steering Committee for the Past Forced Adoptions Commemorative Public Artwork would like to…

Adoption Online Panel 5: Adoption as a Child Protection Measure

  • Saturday, 3rd October 2015 at 12pm - 1pm

    IDR founding member Sofie Gregory will be participating in the "Adoption as a Child Protection…

Adoption Not the Answer! Ask the Children What Do they Want?

  • Sunday, 6th September 2015 (all day)
    Location: Online Petition

    We are concerned about the call to increase numbers of vulnerable and at risk children…

Research study into Adoptee Relationships, Identity and Wellbeing

  • Friday, 3rd July 2015 at TBD
    Location: anonymous and online

    Adopted people over 18 are sought to take part in study on relationships, identity and…

Writers' group

  • Sunday, 12th July 2015 at 1pm - 3pm
    Location: Relationships Australia

    We can't guarantee that you'll meet any relations at our writers' group, but you will meet…


  • Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: State Library of South Australia

    Restricted, redacted, destroyed The role of records in rebuilding the past

    Join Dr…


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