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Our Work in South Africa

Since 2009, Bethany Global has been active in improving child welfare in South Africa. Through local and U.S. organizations, we have provided a myriad of services to strengthen families and improve the lives of children. Bethany continues to find ways to expand services in South Africa.


Meet the Children

The children are most often between 4 and 12 years old and have been living in orphanages. A few children may be younger. Boys, girls, and older sibling groups may be adopted. Parents may request the gender of their child. Bethany offers adoption of children with identified special placement needs who can be found on Bethany’s Waiting Child Database (e.g., children living with HIV and other disabilities).

Adoption from South Africa

For several years, Bethany was the only U.S. agency permitted to assist with international adoptions. Today, we are one of two U.S. adoption agencies working in South Africa.

Our overseas partners for international adoption are Wandisa™ and Wybrow Oliver Attorneys. Wandisa, which means “one who adds to the family” in Zulu and Xhosa, is Hague accredited for the United States, France, and the Netherlands. They were the first child protection organization designated under the Children’s Act in South Africa.

LaVida is another U.S. private, nonprofit, Hague-accredited adoption agency with which we partner for international adoptions.

Waiting Children

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Bethany in South Africa

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Learn about the adoption requirements including: age, marriage, income, and estimated length of stay when you travel.

Adoption Requirements and Fees

We are here for you throughout your entire adoption journey, and even long after your child comes home. Through our post-adoption services, we’ll give you and your adopted child the help and support you need.

Post-Adoption Support
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