How do I find my birth parents?
If you're adopted, there are different reasons why you may want to find your birth parents.
Birth or biological parents can only have access to the adoption records if the adoptive parents and the child give their written consent. If they refuse, the biological parents can leave their details in the file so that they can be contacted if the adoptive parents or child change their minds.
|Government Body:||(The Government of South Africa)|
- Giving up a child for adoption (Service)
- Adopting a child (Service)
- Recording an Adoption (Service)
- Adoption Matters Act, 56 of 1998 (Act) (File type: pdf; size: 84.91 KB)