Family matters: Frustrated adoptive parents struggle with Home Affairs

Many families are frustrated and suffering emotionally in their efforts to get documents like ID books and birth certificates for their adopted children from the Department of Home Affairs..

Recently a campaign has been launched to put pressure on Home Affairs to do something about their grievances.

CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson spoke to director of Arise Cape Town, Steven Nicholson about what #FixAdoptionSA campaign hopes to achieve.

Listen to the full conversation below:

We had 100 stories of people after the adoption has been finalised struggle to get their adoption registered, their child's name changed and a new birth certificate.

Steven Nicholson, Director Arise Cape Town

We felt very frustrated that we were up against this immovable monster that adoptive parents see in front of them ...

Steven Nicholson, Director Arise Cape Town

Since the campaign began, Nicholson says frustrated adoptive parents have been sharing their stories on Facebook and Twitter on #Fixadoption SA.

So far 50 000 people have been on their Facebook Page, says Nicholson.

Nicholson says that they have contacted the Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba who has been very helpful on Twitter, but has not yet responded to them.

They want the Minister to assist streamlining the documentation processes when registering an adopted child.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Invoice email scam targeting local businesses (and top precautions to take)

Invoice email scam targeting local businesses (and top precautions to take)

Consumer journo Wendy Knowler warns business owners about a scam in which invoices are intercepted and bank accounts changed.

How seniors can age consciously and grow into their best selves over the years

How seniors can age consciously and grow into their best selves over the years

How can seniors make the later years in life matter? Guests share advice on how the elderly can live enriching, meaningful lives.

The truth about this tear-jerking 90s TV ad (and what became of little Sam)

The truth about this tear-jerking 90s TV ad (and what became of little Sam)

CapeTalk located the brave young boy who beat cancer and partly inspired a Reach for a Dream advert which first aired in 1997.

Car deal extras - what they can and can’t add to your finance contract

Car deal extras - what they can and can’t add to your finance contract

ConsumerTalk's Wendy Knowler lists what charges are allowed to be added...and what may not.

Jeremy Maggs talks new book, success and what it means to 'win'

Jeremy Maggs talks new book, success and what it means to 'win'

Broadcaster Jeremy Maggs discusses his inspiring book called "Win – Compelling conversations with 20 Successful South Africans".

City responds to Langa family left without water for two weeks

City responds to Langa family left without water for two weeks

The City of Cape Town apparently installed a water management device on 6 April, and the family had no running water as a result.

Popular articles
Can you 'affair-proof' your marriage?

Can you 'affair-proof' your marriage?

Sexologist Nikki Goldstein says there are steps you can take to cut the risk of infidelity in your relationship.

Stadium riot: 'It's just inexplicable and unacceptable by all means'

Stadium riot: 'It's just inexplicable and unacceptable by all means'

Minister of Sports and Recreation condemns this weekend's violence by Kaiser Chiefs fans.

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.

Euphonik (one of South Africa's top DJs) opens up about money

Euphonik (one of South Africa's top DJs) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield talks to Euphonik (aka Themba Nkosi) about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.