How to tell your child he's adopted

I remember when we were busy with our adoption application, one of the questions we asked was “when and how should we tell our child he is adopted?”


Opt to adopt

Many people choose to become parents by adopting a baby, either because they cannot have children of their own or because they want to give another child a home and family. So what does adoption entail?


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

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.


The right way to adopt in 7 steps

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


Pregnancy doesn't make you a mother

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.


How one remarkable elderly man cares for Dropbox babies

Lee Jong-rak, an elderly man with a big heart, realised there is an issue society ignores and took it upon himself to help the helpless - dropbox babies. Watch his amazing story!


5 ways new series 'This is Us' gets adoption right

Local blogger explores how mainstream media is finally getting adoption right.


Meet Madonna's beautiful new twin daughters

Stelle and Estere just became the luckiest twins in Malawi!


What we can learn from the Zephany case

"I had a bad feeling – something was wrong."


Chris Rock's adoption controversy: what we can learn

While Chris Rock makes headlines we look into why you can't arrange private adoptions.


Real-life adoption stories

Find out what it's like to adopt in South Africa.


Shocking adoption hoax

Sharon explains how con artists are exploiting the infertility community with adoption hoaxes.


When the adoption process goes wrong

Find out how to take the risks out of the adoption process.


What makes me a mom?

Can non-biological parents love their kids as much as biological parents?


Parent24 chats to Melinda

Melinda shares with us the joys, trials and tribulations she's had to endure when adopting her two beautiful kids.


An adult adoptee speaks

Discovering as an adult that I was adopted had a profound effect on my life.

Fertility problems

The adoption process

Here are the steps you’ll have to go through when you adopt in South Africa.


‘You’re adopted’

Not telling a child’s true birth story can cause hurt.


My white son

Should I adopt a white baby, wonders Sipho Yanano.

Development & Behaviour

Didn’t my mother want me?

Be prepared for questions from your adopted child.


"Adopted or biological or both... Love is still just love!"

Marelise, who originally wrote "From a cup of tea to a family of three! No! Wait! Four!" for us, shares her and her husband’s experience of raising two children, one biological and one adopted.


"All birth mothers: We salute you"

A touching letter from adoptive parents to a birth mother. 


Parent24 chats to Norah

Norah chats to us about her experience as an adoptive daughter.


Why you can't arrange a private adoption

Here's what you need to know about private adoptions by adoption counsellor, Terri Lailvaux.


Want to be a parent? You should adopt!

Adoption is more responsible than “breeding”, according to Tauriq Moosa.


Should Charlize have adopted an African baby?

Charlize Theron is a mom! But did she make the right decision in not adopting an African baby?


"I'll give her a happy home"

Samantha Burlison, 31, decided to have a baby even though she doesn't have a man in her life. Here's her story.
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