Press Release: Adoptions decrease by 52% while foster care grants increase by 72% - 9th July 2012.

The number of orphans in South Africa increased by 29%, from just over 4 million to approximately 5.2 million, between 2005 and 2009. In the same period adoptions decreased by 52% and foster care grants increased by 72%. This is according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.