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Child Care Act, 1983 (Act No. 74 of 1983)

Chapter 4 : Adoptions

24. Prohibition of consideration in respect of adoptions


1) No person shall, save as prescribed under the Social Work Act, 1978 (Act No. 110 of 1978), give, undertake to give, receive or contract to receive any consideration, in cash or kind, in respect of the adoption of a child.


2) Any person who contravenes any provision of subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine not exceeding R8 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.