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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 12 : Foster Care

189. Termination of foster care


(1) Foster care may be terminated by a children's court if it is in the best interest of the child.


(2) Before terminating the foster care of a child, the court must take into account all relevant factors, including—
(a) the bond that exists between the child and the child's biological parent, if the biological parent reclaims care of the child;
(b) the bond that developed between—
(i) the child and the foster parent; and
(ii) the child and the family of the foster parent; and
(c) the prospects of achieving permanency in the child's life by—
(i) returning the child to the biological parent;
(ii) allowing the child to remain permanently in foster care with the foster parent;
(iii) placing the child in any other alternative care; or
(iv) adoption of the child.