After intake you will make sure that the documents and the paperwork for the adoption procedure in South Africa are taken care of. After these documents were sent, it will take an average of three years before you receive a proposal. The matching does not occur based on order of application by the parents, because parents are sought for a child and not vice versa.
You can go to South Africa after about ten days up to four months after having accepted the proposal. In this period a conversation about the departure will take place. Abba adoptions takes care of everything regarding the adoption of your child and will make sure that you receive proper guidance during your stay in South Africa. You will stay in South Africa for about four weeks.
The children will go to the Netherlands with a temporary Dutch passport. When you arrive back in the Netherlands, you will be informed on the follow-up obligations. You do not have to start a procedure in accordance with Dutch law. You can immediately register your child at your municipality. Pay attention: you can register your child with its biological first name and your surname. If you want to change the first name or if you want to add a name, then you wait for the extended birth certificate from South Africa or you will start legal proceedings via court for name change.