For many, adoption is the only viable way for them to expand their families and can make a dream of having a family come true. The process of adoption seeks to legally place a child permanently with a parent or parents who may not be biologically related to the child. In the adoption process, the parental rights of the biological parents will be terminated while handing over the parental rights and responsibilities to the adoptive parents. After the process, the adopted child must be regarded as the child of the adoptive parents.
The process of adoption in South Africa is available to all persons having the means to fend for a child, regardless of marital status or gender. This is also one of how same-sex couples are afforded the joy of parenthood. Today, many children have been placed in a stable and loving home due to this process. The availability and process can be discussed with our attorneys who are well acquainted in the sometimes long and complicated process of adoption.