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

Chapter 16 : Inter-Country Adoption

259. Accreditation to provide inter-country adoption services


(1) The Central Authority may, on application by a child protection organisation—
(a) accredit such organisation to provide inter-country adoption services; and
(b) approve adoption working agreements contemplated in section 260, as long as the prescribed requirements are met.


(2) The Central Authority may accredit a child protection organisation to provide inter-country adoption services for such period and on such conditions as may be prescribed.


(3) A child protection organisation accredited in terms of this section to provide inter-country adoption services—
(a) may receive the prescribed fees and make the necessary payments in respect of inter-country adoptions; and
(b) must annually submit audited financial statements to the Central Authority of fees received and payments made.


(4) Subsection (1) does not prohibit the rendering of professional services in connection with the adoption of a child by a lawyer, psychologist or a member of another profession.