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


General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010

Chapter 16 : Adoption (Sections 228-253 of the Act)

101. Verification of consent


(1) Before a presiding officer verifies the consent referred to in regulations 99 and 100 in terms of section 233(6) of the Act, he or she must inform the person giving the consent—
(a) of the effect of an adoption order; and
(b) of the right to withdraw the consent in terms of regulation 102


(2) The presiding officer, in the case of consent given inside the Republic, or the persons referred to in regulation 100, in the case of consent given outside the Republic, must verify the identity of the person giving such consent against a valid identity document or a valid passport.