Adoptions in South Africa
Adoption is a legal process in which the Parental Responsibility and rights for a child is transferred from their birth parents or other person with Parental Responsibility and rights to the adopting parents. An adopted child will no longer have any legal ties with their original parents. When an adoption order is made in respect of a child, the child becomes a full member of their new family, usually takes the family surname, and assumes the same rights and privileges as if the child had been born to the adoptive family.
Adoptions can be complex so knowing how to navigate through the process is essential.
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