Other ideas if you are considering adopting:or if you'd just like to help:
With the increase in the number of orphans there are many children's homes around the country. A lot of these homes rely on the time and energy of voluntees to help with the children.
Consider joining a volunteer program with one of these homes:
A few suggestions:
Cotlands – based in Gauteng and Western Cape
TLC – Gauteng
Princess Alice – Westcliff, Jo'burg
or have a look at http://www.volunteerchildnetwork.org.za/index.php3 to find somewhere closer to you.