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

Chapter 4 : Adoptions

26. Registration of birth of adopted child born outside Republic


When an order has been made for the adoption of a child born outside the Republic the appropriate Director-General within the meaning of the Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act, 1963 (Act No. 81 of 1963), shall on the application of the adoptive parent and on production of -

a) the order of adoption or a certified copy thereof; and
b) the birth certificate of the child or a certified copy thereof or, if that certificate is not available, such documentary evidence relating to the date of birth of the child as such Director-General may deem sufficient or, if the age of the child has been estimated in terms of section 54, a certificate signed by a commissioner of child welfare specifying the age of the child as so estimated; and
c) the form prescribed under the Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act, 1963, for use in connection with the registration of a birth, completed as far as may be possible and signed by the adoptive parent, and on payment of the prescribed fee (if any), cause the birth of that child to be recorded in his registers and shall cause the fact of adoption and a statement whether the surname of the adoptive parent was or was not conferred upon the child by virtue of the adoption, to be recorded on the birth register of the child, as defined in the said Act, filed in his office.