Archive for April, 2015

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 […]