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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 ...

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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

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

adoptive dads

Video: 3 Stupid questions adoptive dads get asked

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Terence Mentor

Here are three of the most annoying questions I've been asked as an adoptive dad ...

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When it comes to adoption, just do it

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

There are so many reasons not to adopt, according to some. So many reasons not to complicate your ...

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Beautiful, but predicated on loss – this is adoption

Posted on March 7, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

Adoption is beautiful but adoption is predicated on loss. I am thankful that your choice was to put ...

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When the road is long and you would like to forget about adoption

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Julie Kynaston

Adoption is beautiful, and I’ll spend my life believing in it and advocating for it. But the flip ...

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Finding the marvellous in the mundane

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

The marvellous far outweighs the mundane, because in the mundane, I see the blessings I do not deserve ...

adopting

Video: 7 Things to think about before adopting

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Terence Mentor

Here are the seven things you need to know that might help you make the decision on whether ...

aborted twin girls

Dear aborted twin girls, we failed you

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Robyn Wolfson Vorster

Dear innocents. We failed you and nothing we do can bring you back. But, your death did not ...

mothering

To the woman mothering my son

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Thandi Nkomo

People praise adoptive parents for “taking in someone else’s child and making them their own”, but you know ...

racist

An open letter to a racist

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Robyn Wolfson Vorster

Oddly, it wasn’t your post that saddened me most. It was the apology that followed, an apology devoid ...

birth story

Beautiful! An adoption mom’s birth story

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Sonja Meyer

As with birth stories, every adoption story is unique. We adopted our first child nine years ago. This ...

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