ARTICLES RELATING TO ADOPTION

“My family wasn’t wrong": A black adoptee talks about growing up with white parents

2019-07-01 10:26

“I was adopted before the law was even changed. For the first five years of my life, it was illegal for me as a black child to be living with white parents,” says Thola Antamu, a 30-year-old black woman who was adopted by her white parents when she was a newborn.

A bride helped shelter dogs find a home by having her bridesmaids walk the pups down the aisle at her wedding

2019-05-30 10:39

In addition to helping raise money for the shelter, four of the five dogs who participated in the wedding have been adopted.

Male nurse adopts disabled tot after touching promise

2019-04-12 15:07

A kindhearted male nurse has adopted a disabled tot with a brain disorder.

OPINION: The new proposed adoption law Is NOT in the best interests of our children

2019-01-18 13:08

What will the new adoption laws mean for children, birth mothers and adoptive parents? Mother to two adoptive girls and blogger The Blessed Barrenness, Sharon Van Wyk, shares her thoughts.

Woman reunited with daughter she gave up for adoption 17 years earlier

2019-01-15 14:57

A woman from Utah in the US has opened up about meeting her daughter by chance for the first time after she gave her up for adoption 17 years earlier.

Watch: Huskies in Christmas hats sledding on a South African beach

2018-12-24 18:01

Santa has a new team to pull his sled this this year – and they love their job.

WATCH: The moving moment a young girl was told she was being adopted

2018-11-28 15:18

It's a tearjerker. Three years after moving in with her foster parents, 10-year-old Ivy found out she was going to be adopted by them, and her moving reaction was caught on camera.

Woman’s 15-year search for her mother ends with an emotional call

2018-09-25 15:58

Jessica Nicole, 33, always knew she was adopted – but that never stopped her wondering who her birth parents were.

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.

 

WATCH: A single black dad shares his heartwarming adoption story

2019-06-14 16:00

Adoption agencies say black single parent adoptions are slowly on the rise, but there's still only a handful of black men who choose to adopt a child. One of the first, Aloy Gowne, shares his story.

Couple adopts three children with three different heart conditions

2019-04-16 12:41

If the kids adopted by the Fussell family had stayed in China, they might have died from conditions that are very treatable or curable in the United States.

OPINION: "Amendments to the Child Care Act will have a damaging effect on adoption in South Africa"

2019-01-21 08:49

Mom of 3 adopted children speaks out on the amendments to the Child Care Act.

"It will deny thousands of orphaned and abandoned children permanent families": Concerned psychiatrist on the proposed amendments to adoptions in SA

2019-01-16 15:31

"The whole system will cost the state (and therefore the taxpayer) more money through continuing foster grants and having to pay for the costs of adoptions – and where is this money going to come from?"

OPINION: Adoption amendments deny opportunity to most vulnerable children

2019-01-14 16:38

The proposed amendments allegedly aims to make adoptions “more accessible”, but the real outcome will be a total shut down of all adoptions in South Africa.

Everything you need to know about adoption in 2018

2018-12-06 20:16

From debunking myths to the recent announcement of 10 days of parental leave announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa just last month, here's everything you need to know about adoption.

Babies are getting dumped in SA at an alarming rate - why safe abortions are more important now than ever before

2018-10-15 15:08

"That’s what creates child abandonment – it is the fact that society doesn’t care about young women."

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.

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