Parenting > Adoption


To the woman mothering my son

Thandi Nkomo

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


An open letter to a racist

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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?

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

A4W Contributor

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

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