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Links to the Hague status
Party to the Hague Convention
Check out: http://irishpinkadoptions.com/reference-material/country-information/
Link to local Adoption Authority
The approval of the Commissioner of Child Welfare, a designated officer of the South African Department of Justice, is required in order for an adoption order to be issued. The Commissioner of Child Welfare will consider the parent(s)’ suitability for adoption and the best interests of the child with the input of a social worker accredited by the Department of Social Development.
The Department of Social Development is the central authority for all adoptions.
Link to local Adoption Agencies
The adoption procedure is initiated by contacting an accredited welfare organization which will identify a child who is eligible for adoption.
Sue Krawitz and Sheri Shenker
Social Workers with Impilo Children’s Home
25 11th Ave., Orange Grove, 2192, South Africa
P.O. Box 1675, Bramley, 2018, South Africa
Debbie Wybrow and Brad Oliver
49 Edward Drive, Gillitts, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, 3610
Other useful links
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The information will also be updated based on the comments received.
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