Visiting the offices of The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

Tea with Tutu

Through my work for Global Exploration, a Dutch NGO, I had the honor to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, here in his Cape Town office. He had written a Foreword for […]

The veranda

Kurland Hotel, Plettenberg Bay, truly kidsfriendly and amazing gourmet food!

On our road trip last April we were invited to come and stay at the Kurland Hotel in Plettenberg Bay, about 7 hours drive from Cape Town. We were supposed […]

I’m grey

This is the story of a friend of mine. She’s African/African-American and has a biological daughter (sorry, ‘biological daughter’ this sounds weird but since this blog is about adoption, I […]

We Match Hearts

Q & A about adoption in South Africa

Q & A How did you go about the adoption process? I phoned Child Welfare and asked when the next introduction session was planned. I then just followed the steps […]

Adoption is an Act of Love

Giving you child up for adoption is an act of love Mothers who decide to give up their child for adoption, want what’s best for their child. They’re aware that […]

You have no clue about African children

What supposed to be some chilled playtime in St Johns Plaza in Cape Town became a terrible experience of I still-don’t-know-what exactly. Rosie was playing in the little house while […]

Famous adopted people, yes Nelson Mandela too!!

Some people are nervous about adoption because they think that ‘no good can come from an adopted child because they’re so damaged’. Nothing is less true which this post will […]

Cross-cultural adoption, how I go about it…

Rosie’s biological mom is Xhosa and her dad was most probably Basotho but as in many cases the dad is often ‘not-known’. I’m Dutch and live in South Africa since […]

Black or White with Kevin Costner to be released in South Africa

Black or White the movie to be released in South Africa SOON!

The movie Black or White with Kevin Costner will be released in South Africa on the 10th of April. Please follow this blog as well as the hashtag #LoveHasNoColor to […]

How to plan a European city trip with a 1 year old child

Dreaming up trips to new destinations is one of my favorite things to-do. I do it constantly. The so-called ‘bucket list’ is still quite long which means each year some […]