Author: Alexa Russell Matthews

Alexa is a Cape Town based Social Worker who has her Master's in Play Therapy. Currently on sabbatical, she is an (adoptive) mom to a busy little boy and happily married to a man who brings much laughter into their home. Alexa is happiest outside and is grateful that her son seems to be even more of an outside junkie than she is. Read more of her blogs at
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Adoption: The bittersweet in ‘the call’

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

If you are an adoptive parent, who has waited, or is waiting you will know EXACTLY what I ...

Adoption: Before the birthday candles

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

So before the candles celebrating a year of his life are lit, there is another life I want ...

Adoption: It’s not my story to tell

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

In the first week of being together we already ran into questions and statements – some well-meant, some ...

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