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birth story

Beautiful! An adoption mom’s birth story

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 by Sonja Meyer

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

How a birth mother’s sacrifice became our joy

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 by Thandi Nkomo

My daughter's birth mother was thankful. I didn’t want her gratitude. Not at all. I was the one ...

Attachment in adoption, part 2: Learning to dance

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 by Julie Kynaston

Attachment is something that you have to work towards and that grows over time, even if the love ...

child abandonment

Gone without a trace: The shocking fate of SA’s abandoned children

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 by Robyn Wolfson Vorster

What becomes of our “lostboys" and girls (who clearly are not in Neverland), and why do those in ...


Attachment in adoption, part 1: ‘Prepared, not scared’

Posted on Nov 23, 2015 by Julie Kynaston

Attachment refers to, according to a former supervisor of mine, Dr Christelle Blunden, the "dance that develops between ...

Our biological children gave us permission to adopt

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 by Thandi Nkomo

Adoption is fraught with uncertainties. Our children changed how we would make our choice ...

World Adoption Day

World Adoption Day: What happens next?

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 by Justin Foxton

Adoption – whilst being the miracle that it is – is one of those things that as a ...

World Adoption Day

World Adoption Day 2015: Celebrate with these 15 families

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 by A4W Contributor

We celebrate the power and beauty of family brought together through adoption with this photo gallery ...

World Adoption Day

Why I am celebrating World Adoption Day

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 by Brenda Munro

This year, miraculously, I can finally join so many other adoptive families and say: “Happy World Adoption Day, ...


Yesterday, today, tomorrow – adoption completes the circle

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 by Thomas Jordi

Adoption facilitates the creation of a new present, a new future and it also re-writes the past - ...

Welcoming an angel to the clan

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 by Brenda Munro

When I discovered at age 18 that I could not have kids due to a genetic condition, I ...

I’m just a mom

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 by Lisa Casson

You see, I didn’t choose adoption to be selfless. I chose it because I wanted children. It was ...

adoptive parents

The privilege of being black adoptive parents

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 by Thandi Nkomo

I dreamed of the day we’d receive our call about a baby we had been matched with. It ...

Maternity leave for all

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 by A4W Contributor

Adoptive parents want South African law to change to ensure compulsory maternity leave for primary caregivers

adoption wait

The 7-year adoption wait

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 by Thandi Nkomo

It has taken us seven years to get past one long detour that seemed to take us off ...

adopting an older child

All about adopting an older child

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 by Elke Day

You as a parent are the key to 'rewiring' your adopted child, helping them to know that they ...


Yes, these kids belong to me

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by A4W Contributor

Life is interesting when you don’t look like your kids and they don’t look like you. No, we ...


Can you love a child?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Justin Foxton

Adoption takes a life out of a rubbish bin, off a sidewalk or away from the evils of ...

Our adoption story: Three and counting

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 by Thandi Nkomo

Our “one adopted, one biological child” plan has changed a bit. Like life in general, we’ve come to ...


Blessed through adoption – a mother’s testimony

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 by Lisa Casson

Deciding to have a baby is a huge decision. Deciding to adopt is an even bigger decision. This ...

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