Take care and hope everything goes well for you, adoption is a wonderful gift to everyone involved. morning i would like to adopt a baby boy, who is less that a year of age. Can I adopt a child I know? Hi Sam, thanks for your message. Two options in Durban are Thams Pather on tpather@telkomsa.net or Glenda Munsamy. Try Annemarie Van Dyk at avandyk@futurenet.co.za or Christian Social Services: Kzncmd@ngkzn.co.za or (T) 033 342 7900. Hi Robyn,wil love to adopt a Baby,im from Bluewaterbay Port Elizabeth! Good day Getting your application right from the start can save a lot of time later. Hi Gideon, how wonderful that you want to adopt. My name is Merilyn I want a child im married and I’m not geting children this is so painful to me I want a child. My husband and I have been married for 8 years and have not been able to have a baby of our own. Yes, you would still need to complete an intercountry adoption (it is based on location not citizenship). Coloured babies are sometimes available to non-coloured couples but the wait is often far longer than if you are willing to adopt a black child (there are far more black children in need of adoption). Your status as a single parent is however not a factor. Please let me know if you need a social worker to help or find one in your locality on adoption.org.za All the best! All the best with whatever you decide. Hi Danielle, I am truly sorry for your losses, how traumatic. All the best. Hi Prasanna, Hi Jenny, delighted to hear that you and your husband want to adopt. If so, I hope that they will find you the perfect child soon. Every blessing. It has been tough to find a surrogate, so we have decided to adopt. I wish I could be more encouraging, all I can say is that I have heard miraculous stories about those who have waited and finally been blessed with a child and equally about those that have made brave decisions to re-evaluate their criteria and have now got the child they so desperately wanted. I have however done some research and believe that provided you are on medication and stable, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be approved to adopt. Even though the news is not good news, at least I don’t have a false hope that I will be able to adopt any time soon. Please let me know if that is an option and in the mean time, I will keep looking and let you know if find anyone. All the best. She will then assist you through the screening process and match you to a baby. My husband and I would like to adopt a third child. All the best with this wonderful life-affirming process. thank you. Dear Thabo, I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriages and sorry for taking so long to get back to you, it has taken me ages to find a list of social workers who can help. You need to make an appointment with an accredited adoption social worker who will counsel both parties, screen you for adoption and complete the legalities. All the best. I so hope you get your three babies X. Hi Robyn could you please help me find a social worker/agency that could help us adopt on the garden route. Thank You Robin, Hi Jamie Leigh, good to be in touch and wonderful to hear that you are considering adoption. Please just be aware that you may have to wait longer for a Coloured baby because there are fewer available. Hi me and my husband are strugeling to have kids of our own ……we really want to adopt a white baby it can be a boy or a girl even both we have so mutch love to chere hope you can help us god bless you all……. Do you want to adopt in South Africa? I am so sorry to hear about your pain Thandeka. Alternatively, contact ABBA adoption agency. The content comes both from research, and our own experience (my husband and I adopted a little girl a few years ago). Thank you in advance. You can find a social worker on http://www.adoption.org.za or let me know where you are based and I am happy to recommend someone if I can. Must say it is very hard to adopt in South Africa. All the best! Hi Nazneen, my sincere apologies for the delay in responding. Thank you so much for a great post. If the agency is subsidised or you use Child Welfare, they will generally base their costs on your income (typical costs in this case can be anything between R2000 and R20 000). In 2010, the Children’s Care Act 38 of 2005 came into operation. Our law permits birth mothers 60 days to change their mind about consent so the earliest a child can be placed is at 2 months old although 4-6 months is more typical. Hi Pinky, that is wonderful. Hi i am a 24 years old young lady who is not married . Please let me know if you need assistance with getting in touch with a social worker. You can contact Child Welfare in Port Shepstone, their website is http://www.pschildwelfare.org.za/ Or if you would prefer a private social worker, please mail me on robyn@becomingamom.co.za and I will send you some contact details. I can not believe there are no white children to adopt as these circumstances do not keep creed, colour or race. The cost depends on your earnings and whether you use a subsidised agency or not. please advise how do i go about doing this. We would like to adobt a girl of 3 to 4 years. Note that the screening may seem quite daunting but please don’t be put off— although time consuming, these tasks are relatively easy to accomplish. Hi Pride, wonderful news that you want to adopt. Some adoption agencies are willing to try to pursue a treaty if one does not exist. I would also like to start the adoption proses. The little boy is child number 6, his mother sees him once a month for about 20 mins, she is on drugs, and I doubt that she is going to make a change to her life with child number 6. But don’t be discouraged, there are huge numbers of children in need of parents and I trust that you will be an amazing mom to one or more of them. Your work is selfless and I pray that God continues to strengthen you in your resolve to help unite desperate potential parents with the children that he destined them to have and be blessed with! Hi Hazel, according to the law in South Africa, there is no requirement for you to have a partner to adopt, in fact the biggest group of adopters in this country are single women. My sister is based in South Africa. I need to know What is the qualifying criteria for adopting? Please can you direct me to the proper channels for this. Please use the search function on http://www.adoption.org.za to find an adoption social worker in your area to assist you. Hi Mohamed, you can certainly adopt in South Africa if you are based in South Africa and are a South African citizen or permanent resident or if you are in a country that South Africa has a sending treaty with. Where possible, try to get a personal recommendation before you choose a social worker. I want to adopt a newborn white baby. Unfortunately, you probably would not be able to adopt a South Africa child. Is it possible to adopt an older child? If I can’t come right I will let you know. Danielle. I am 40yrs single.I have one baby boy. You would need to come here for the adoption order and change of name and issuing of new birth certificate before you can return to the UK. All the best Marge and please let me know if I can assist further. Some advise would be great! Depending on her needs, she may receive medical and ante-natal care, HIV counseling or treatment or be accommodated in a home for expectant mothers during her last trimester. We ready to bring up our baby with Lots love,respect,independent God fear child. Hey! Hi Mavis, that is wonderful news. Could you assist in directing me to the right people in the Kempton Park area please. It is a long and potentially expensive process but there are many children in need if you are willing to pursue it further. Me and my husband have bin tryin for a child since 2005 bt we caant due to health issues.we have the passion to adopt a child in South Africa we are from Botswana. All the best. Thank you for all your help I appreciate it. If so, where do you reccomend I begin to inquire or start the procesd? They can assist you further. I read your story and am getting really xcited and scared at the same time. It isn’t hopeless so please go ahead and contact an agency and see if you can get on their list but please do understand that this may be challenging. As you may be aware, adopting a white child is quite difficult (there are sadly very few babies available). My suggestion is that you get in contact and ask them about next steps. However, lying or consistently giving the “correct” response may raise red flags about what you are trying to hide. All the best with this wonderful choice you have made. He has been the father my son know from birth, as his biological father disappeared in our lives when i was 3 months pregnant. Boy. Hi Salvador, wonderful news that you want to adopt. I have been looking for adoptiop pls help me,I can’t have children on my own,am not earn so much,m working as librarian assistance,but God gave me so much love 4 children that I cannot have one.my partner n I have been doing same rearsech please help me,I from North West Pronvince. Thanks for your message. All the best. View our events calendar to register for an upcoming free South Africa Adoption Webinar! We long to have another child, another child to love and share our home with. Good Day. 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