Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Keia Jones-Baldwin was just doing what she had always done when she encountered a child in need, but she didn't realise that her act of kindness would result in something more.
How did Elaine handle having to tell her son about what happened with his biological mother and how he came to live with her?
"We decided to put on this performance because there were way too many people asking all of the same questions and we were like 'Okay, people want to know these things, let's tell them.'"
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.
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.
Mom of 3 adopted children speaks out on the amendments to the Child Care Act.
"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?"
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.
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.
"That’s what creates child abandonment – it is the fact that society doesn’t care about young women."
The pair were rescued from a farm together — along with a dozen ducks and two peacocks.
"It was practical and made me reflect deeply on decisions we needed to be mindful of as a family before our son joined us." Join the Arise Adoption Conference 2019 for an in-depth look at adoption.
“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.
In addition to helping raise money for the shelter, four of the five dogs who participated in the wedding have been adopted.
A kindhearted male nurse has adopted a disabled tot with a brain disorder.
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.
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.
Santa has a new team to pull his sled this this year – and they love their job.
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.
Jessica Nicole, 33, always knew she was adopted – but that never stopped her wondering who her birth parents were.
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