The Government of South Africa - Services: Children and Families Directorate
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If the court has ordered that a parent must pay child support, it's a criminal offence not to pay.
As parents, we have a legal duty to support our children financially. If you're the primary caregiver of a child, you have the right to apply to a maintenance court for an official demand that the other parent contributes monthly to support the child.
All adoptions must be recorded in the child's birth register if requested by the adoptive parents.