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

Chapter 15 : Adoption

244. Effect of rescission


(1) As from the date on which the rescission of an adoption order takes effect—
(a) the effects of the adoption order as set out in section 242(2) and (3) no longer applies in respect of the child concerned; and
(b) all responsibilities, rights and other matters terminated by section 242(1) in respect of the child are restored.


(2) When rescinding an adoption order the court may—
(a) make an appropriate placement order in respect of the child concerned; or
(b) order that the child be kept in temporary safe care until an appropriate placement order can be made.