Adoption as a solution to infertility is 'viewed with suspicion' in some families

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"On average eight out of ten children that do become available for adoption are black." Photo: Getty Images
"On average eight out of ten children that do become available for adoption are black." Photo: Getty Images

There are so many reasons why couples choose to adopt children, but some couples consider adoption due to infertility or medical conditions that make it impossible to carry a pregnancy to full-term.

Other reasons include not wanting to pass down genetic disorders or diseases to their children or wanting to give an abandoned child a loving home.

In South Africa, too many babies are abandoned or given up for adoption, and not enough people seek to adopt children.

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