Parenting > Adoption

Are you ready to be a single parent?

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Contributor

Being a parent is difficult. Being a single parent is even more difficult. But, sometimes, there comes a ...

How I explained adoption to a class of 6-year-olds

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Julie Kynaston

Some moms and dads choose to grow a baby in the mommy’s tummy while others ask a social ...

7 Famous people you didn’t know were adopted

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Debbie Harrower

The fact that people are willing to take in, raise and love a child who is not their ...

Watch: Emotions run high as identical twin girls are reunited

Posted on January 12, 2017 by A4W News

Audrey Doering of Wisconsin and Gracie Rainsberry - now 10 years old - of Washington were adopted shortly ...

Adoption: The bittersweet in ‘the call’

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

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

How I REALLY want to respond to dumb adoption questions

Posted on December 13, 2016 by Jill Robbins

Just for fun, here are some of the answers I wish I could give to people who ask ...

The right way to adopt (adoption dos and dont’s)

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Contributor

The adoption process is a melting pot of red tape, emotions, paperwork and patience. But it's all for ...

Things to consider before adopting

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Contributor

Deciding to adopt is a big decision to make. It would completely change both your life and the ...

All about step-parent adoptions in South Africa

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Elke Day

There have been many queries about step-parent adoptions and there seems to be little information regarding what is ...

The love, joy and bittersweet cost of adoption

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Change Exchange

For some couples, starting a family can be a long and painful process, a cycle of hope and ...

Adoption: ‘We chose him’

Posted on July 25, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

Adopting a baby is almost like falling pregnant. You hope for the best but you have no idea ...

Are you ready to have a child? 3 Questions to ask yourself

Posted on July 20, 2016 by Contributor

Having a child is one of the biggest decisions you can possibly make. You’ll no longer only be ...

The legal side of IVF, surrogacy and adoption

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Helen Suzman Foundation

We have all heard of the terms IVF (in vitro fertilisation), surrogacy and adoption but what does it ...

Welcoming your newly adopted bundle of joy

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Contributor

Welcoming your adopted baby or child into your home and family can present challenges. The journey must be ...

Adoption: Before the birthday candles

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

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

Birth mothers: The unsung heroes

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Thomas Jordi

Thank you to the birth moms. Thank you for your sacrifice, for not giving up on our children, ...

Mother’s Day – the bitter and the sweet in equal measure

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

I am their mother because their mothers believe I have everything they need ...

Jeremy Olivier of The Voice SA: A beautiful story of love, loss and adoption

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Contributor

First shared by 'Lead SA', this is Jeremy's amazing story of love, loss, adoption and above all, fatherhood ...

Adoption: It’s not my story to tell

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Alexa Russell Matthews

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

Yes, they really are mine

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Thomas Jordi

People still see adopted children as inferior to biological ones and this needs to change ...

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