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Can I adopt as a gay/lesbian couple? Are there any restrictions?


Yes you can – South African law does not discriminate against gay or lesbian couples adopting. However, adoption agencies have their own criteria and will be upfront about whether they accept same-sex couples as applicants for adoption. If you are successfully screened a child will be matched according to the wishes of the birth parent(s), the needs of the child and your specific ability to cope with a child as a same-sex couple.