n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Adoption in Botswana : does it serve the best interests of the child?

Volume 45, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Not every child has the opportunity to grow up as part of a family, which is regarded as the optimum form of child care. Adoption, however, provides a child with the opportunity to have a family. When adoption does occur, the most important aspect is that it should be in the best interests of the child. In this article I examine statutory adoption in Botswana and whether it serves the best interests of the child. I then offer possible solutions to problems that I believe need attention.

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