How much does adoption cost in South Africa?

The costs of adoption in South Africa depends on the different organisations that facilitate the adoption, and whether the adoption is facilitated by a government-subsidised agency or by a private social worker.

Adoptions can cost as little as a few thousand rand although the adoption can cost between R12 000 and R15 000 (not including the cost of the medical, police clearance and psychological examination which are usually extras). Adoptions through a private social worker or adoption organisation can cost anything up to R60 000.

Contact our legal team for more information and guidance on the costs involved in adopting a child in South Africa