Haskins v Wildgoose and others (1996) 3 All SA 446 (T)

Main Issue: Adoption/right of access of a natural father to an illegitimate son

Findings: Application was made for access to an illegitimate son. After launching of proceedings, mother of the child gave the child for adoption to her parents. However, The Court held that the father had always taken an interest in the child and that, given the opportunity, he would continue to do so which the Court saw to be fit with the best interest of the child and awarded access.

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