Thousands of orphans in Durban will have to wait a long time to get foster parents as Big Shoes, a NGO that expedites the process, is short of funding and set to close its adoption programme at the end of the month.
KwaZulu-Natal regional manager, Tracey Brand, says that the organisation is donor-funded and contracts with previous donors had expired.
Brand states that the organisation expedites the adoption process for children by screening the children quickly and conduct HIV testing and development assessments. In addition, it provides counselling until the child is eligible for the adoption process, and we do all of this with one doctor.
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