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

Chapter 15 : Adoption

247. Adoption register


(1) A person designated by the Director-General as the adoption registrar must, in the prescribed manner, record information pertaining to and keep a register of—

(a)        the registration numbers allocated to records of adoption cases;

(b)        the personal details of adopted children, of their biological parents and of their adoptive parents;

(c)        particulars of successful appeals against and rescissions of adoption orders; and

(d)        all other prescribed information in connection with adoptions.


(2)        A clerk of the children's court must—

(a) keep a record of all adoption cases by a children’s court, including all adoption orders issued by the court, in the prescribed manner;
(b) as soon as is practicable after an adoption order has been issued, forward the adoption order, a copy of the record of the adoption inquiry and other prescribed documents relating to the adoption to the adoption registrar; and
(c) in the case of an inter-country adoption, forward copies of the documents referred to in paragraph (b) to the Central Authority.