A child born as the result of artificial insemination of a married woman, is automatically the child of that woman and her husband. However, it is not necessary for the father to adopt the child if he marries the mother of the child, as the marriage will confer on him the rights and obligations normally associated with the children of a marriage. Why not wait until its own social workers have the experience, expertise and resources necessary for the task? The DHA finally consented to a High Court ruling ordering it to produce birth certificates and passports for these children. One of the cases included in the KwaZulu-Natal action against Social Development involved a mother who wanted to place her third child for adoption because she could not financially care for all three children. Parent Ages: Adoptive parents must be at least 18. Given how few of these children are being placed in adoptive families annually, the focus shouldnât be on why the handful of children being adopted werenât reunified with their birth family, but rather on why numbers are so low, and what happens to the children who arenât being adopted every year. Paying for a child is a crime in South Africa. It initially states in Ad Clause 128(a) that: âThe amendment provides that adoption is one of the designated child protection services as stipulated in section 105(5) Act. Nor has it explained how it will fund some of the non-negotiable adoption processes which cannot be provided by professionals if fees are made illegal, including: adoption medicals for adoptable children and adoptive parents, chest x-rays, therapeutic assessments, psychological evaluations for adoptive parents, police clearances, legal interventions in the case of adoption disputes, adverts to trace missing birth parents, the cost of obtaining unabridged birth certificates from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), or even the vehicles and fuel necessary for home visits to birth and adoptive parents. South African subscribes to the Hague Convention (since 2003), which regulates inter-country adoptions, in order to prevent child trafficking and kidnapping. In so doing, the department not only infringed on the birth motherâs right to consent to an adoption (which is enshrined in the Childrenâs Act), but also its own emphasis on children being raised within their families wherever possible, not to mention its constitutional imperative to act in childrenâs best interests. Children in Family.