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

Chapter 15 : Adoption

245. Recording of adoption in births register


(1) After an adoption order has been made by a children's court in respect of a child whose birth has been registered in the Republic, the adoptive parent of the child must apply in terms of the applicable law to the Director-General: Home Affairs to record the adoption and any change of surname of the child in the births register.


(2) An application in terms of subsection (1) must be accompanied by—
(a) the relevant adoption order as registered by the adoption registrar;
(b) the birth certificate of the child;
(c) the prescribed birth registration form; and
(d) a fee prescribed in terms of any applicable law, if any.