Resources

Crisis Pregnancy in South Africa

Abortion in South Africa | Marie Stopes

Adoption in South Africa

Letitia van den Berg | Pretoria Social Worker and Adoption Specialist in Private Practice

Open vs Closed Adoption | Negotiating a Post Adoption Agreement

Creating Lifebooks with/for the Adopted Child

Rachel Makoni | Johannesburg Educational Psychologist with special interest in Adopted Children

Kyla Maimon Edinburg – Johannesburg Clinical Psychologist with special interest in Adoptees (Adults & Children), Adoptive Parents, & Birth Parents

Suicide Risk | Emergency Lines – South African Depression & Anxiety Group

Registrar of Adoptions in Pretoria

Baby Come Home (Adoption Reunions SA) | Biological Search Group

National Health Laboratory Service | DNA ancestry testing in South Africa

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Recommended Reading:

Adoptee Reading Resource, catalogue of books written and recommended by adoptees

Sara-Jayne King, Killing Karoline, Jacana Media, 2017

Lori Holden, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

Sherrie Eldridge, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Delta, 1999

Betty Jean Lifton, Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness, BasicBooks, 1994

Nancy Verrier, The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child, Gateway Press, 1993

Mary Watkins and Dr Susan Fisher, Talking with Young Children about Adoption, Yale University Press, 1993

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