The Department of Social Development had said that adoption agencies should no longer charge money for adoptions


SABC NewsMorning Live

The Department of Social Development had said that adoption agencies should no longer charge money for adoptions as it is not a business, but a protection measure. According to the department the state is already taking financial responsibility for all designated child protection services which must include adoption services. Live interview with Lumka Oliphant spokesperson for the Department of Social Development.

www.ornico.co.za/editorialstream/BroadcastMedia/2019_01_11_SABC2_Morning%20Live_Department%20of%20Social%20Development_08h36.avi

The adoption community in South Africa is concerned about proposed amendments to the children’s act


Channel AfricaAfrica Midday

The adoption community in South Africa is concerned about proposed amendments to the children’s act, arguing that the move might result in a decline in the countries already worrying adoption rate. As 2018 drew to a close the Department of Social Development added a last minute amendment to the act making any payment for national or inter-country adoptions illegal, Sue Krawitz is the spokesperson explains.

Access to adoptions will decline if Children’s Act amendments are passed


Daily MaverickRobyn Wolfson Vorster

As 2018 drew to a close, the war of attrition over South African adoption took an ugly turn. In an unambiguous act of aggression, the government added a last-minute amendment to the Children’s Act making any payment for national or intercountry adoptions illegal.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-01-07-access-to-adoptions-will-decline-if-childrens-act-amendments-are-passed/?tl_inbound=1&tl_groups