Red-tape nightmare over for adopted SA kids bound for US

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Red-tape nightmare over for adopted SA kids bound for US

Bureaucracy left the special needs children grounded, until court action forced home affairs’s hand

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Five American families and the special needs SA children they have legally adopted will finally be able to go home after the department of home affairs agreed to issue them with the necessary documents and passports.

This was after they launched an urgent high court application last week at which all the families testified about their plight, which was first reported in the Sunday Times last month.

The families have been “trapped” in SA for months because of an apparent change in policy by home affairs which now labels the children as “foreigners” and was refusing to issue them with South African passports...

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