Social Development on removal of the Adoption Fee Clause

The nationanal Department of Social Development has taken a decision of removing the Adoption Fee Clause.

Department of social development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant said there are 23 civil society organisations that form part of the National Child Care and Protection Forum (NCCPF) – including the National Adoption Coalition of South Africa.

“This is supported by Section 229 of the Act, which provides the purposes of adoption as being, to protect and nurture children by providing a safe, healthy environment with positive support; and to promote the goals of permanency planning by connecting children to other safe and nurturing family relationships intended to last a lifetime.” Oliphant said.

Oliphant said allowing fees to be charged compromised the children, and families who had a sincere interest in nurturing adopted children but could not afford the fees.

Oliphant also said there is no reason why services should be isolated and receive special focus.

Read the statement below for more information:






















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