Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Haeri Mazanderani, Ahmad F.
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Nicolette M.
dc.contributor.author Lumb, J.
dc.contributor.author Feucht, Ute Dagmar
dc.contributor.author Myburgh, Marcelle
dc.contributor.author Mayaphi, Simnikiwe H.
dc.contributor.author Lekalakala, M. Ruth
dc.contributor.author Swanepoel, De Wet
dc.contributor.author Georgakis, H.
dc.contributor.author Avenant, T.J. (Theunis Johannes)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-13T12:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-13T12:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.description.abstract The current legislative framework in South Africa (SA) supports adoption as the preferred form of care for children with inadequate or no parental or family support. There are an estimated 3.8 million orphans in SA, with approximately 1.5 - 2 million children considered adoptable. As a means of improving services, newly drafted adoption guidelines from the National Department of Social Development will in future require both non-profit and private sector adoption agencies to obtain a medical report on a child prior to placement. However, no local guidelines specify what an appropriate medical examination entails or how it should be reported. For the purposes of proposing and developing such guidelines, an open forum was convened at the Institute of Pathology, University of Pretoria, in March 2013. These ‘Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa’ emanate from this meeting. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mazanderani, AFH, Du Plessis, NM, Lumb, J, Feucht, UD, Myburgh, M, Mayaphi, SH, Lekalakala, MR, Swanepoel, DW & Georgakis, H & Avenant, T 2014, 'Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa', South African Medical Journal, vol. 140, no. 8, pp. 544-549. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.7958
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41239
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject Orphans en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.subject Medical evaluation en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable children en_US
dc.title Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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