Recording an Adoption
All adoptions must be recorded in the child's birth register if requested by the adoptive parents.
To do this, you need to submit a written request to any district office of the Department of Home Affairs, accompanied by a certified copy of the adoption order.
If the adoption order authorises changing the child's surname to that of the adoptive parents, this will be done free of charge.
These facility categories:
|Government Body:||(The Government of South Africa)|