Newborns make up 65% of all abandoned children. Here’s how you can help

2018-09-18 15:24

The statistics are dire, but every bit helps. Here’s how a small donation can make a big difference in the life of a child.

‘Infertile’ couple went from no babies to five in just two years – but there were moments they thought they'd lost them

2018-07-27 14:24

Mallory Jo Williams (27) and Michael Williams (30) felt like their dream of having a family was doomed.

Adoption row in France as official backs anti-gay bias

2018-06-20 06:45

A French official sparked a major row by suggesting gay people came lower in the pecking order than heterosexual couples when applying to adopt children.

Teacher adopts troubled student and his brother to give them a better life

2018-02-13 16:17

“I don’t think there are many words to really describe just how awesome it is."

Selfless pensioners dedicate lives to adopted disabled boy

2017-12-15 16:18

Two kind pensioners have sold their home and almost all their possessions to take care of an adopted child.

The right way to adopt in 7 steps

2017-11-10 10:50

Considering adoption? Here's what you need to know about the process, from application to finalisation.

Here's how millennials feel about motherhood

2017-10-25 15:54

As part of our She Says survey we asked about 16 000 local women across all ages and provinces to tell us about their lives. These are their thoughts on having kids.

"To the person giving me unasked for advice on my child's hair"

2017-08-25 11:05

"Just because my daughter does not look like me, does not mean that you know more about her well-being than I do."

Pregnancy doesn't make you a mother

2017-07-05 12:26

The way society intrinsically links parenting, and specifically motherhood, to the pregnancy journey, leaves 20% of parents feeling excluded. Sharon van Wyk explains how she wants to feel included as a mother too, even if she was never pregnant.

Zulu baby names for boys and girls

2017-04-20 12:44

Here's a selection of South Africa's beautiful Zulu baby names.


A loving daughter’s decision to take on her dying mother’s kids

2018-08-17 16:01

She arrived at the hospital knowing it was time to say goodbye to her mother forever.

How a New Zealander found his Russian birth parents – and now helps others too

2018-07-13 14:32

Born in Russia and raised in New Zealand, Alex Gilbert documented his trip home to find his birth parents and is now helping others to do the same.

Elderly man’s advert will break your heart

2018-05-07 15:56

He pasted his advertisement on a bus shelter in a busy area of his neighbourhood. It was a simple scrap of paper with a moving appeal written in blue pen . . .

Adoption brings hope: Two SA families share their stories

2018-01-19 18:56

Adoption has given people such as the Saunders and Vorsters the chance to have or grow their families.

Heartwarming moment as mom is reunited with son 44 years after adoption

2017-12-07 19:27

In 1973, when 21-year-old Diana Laney gave up her third child for adoption, she thought she’d never see her precious baby boy again.

Is giving a child up for adoption 'unAfrican'?

2017-10-31 09:19

Adoption is often seen as a formal process where one 'rejects' a gift (the child) given to them by their ancestors and nobody wants to face the wrath of their forefathers, writes Mondli Zondo.

This Is Us – a quick recap of the Pearson’s most memorable moments

2017-08-28 16:25

Before the season 2 premiere of the NBC hit show This Is Us, we thought we'd do a quick recap of the show's most memorable and tear-jerking moments.

Cape Town Adoption Support

2017-08-16 09:24

A support group providing a caring space and expert guidance for adoptive parents and those considering adoption.

Understanding childhood memory

2017-04-21 06:20

Ever wondered if your child will remember the amazing second birthday party you painstakingly put together? Science says, probably not. Here's why.

Ever wondered about the risks of self-medicating a sick child?

2017-04-07 16:51

Stay on the safe side of non-prescription medication when treating your little ones' colds and flu. Here's how.

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