Crisis Pregnancy in SA

Marie Stopes SA | Safe Abortion up to 20 weeks

Open Arms SA | Locations of Baby Safes for Anonymous Child Abandonment

National Adoption Coalition of SA | Database of Service Providers 

Letitia van den Berg | Social Worker & Adoption Specialist

Rachel Makoni | Educational Psychologist with special interest in Adoption

Kyla Maimon Edinburg | Clinical Psychologist with special interest in Adoption

SA Depression & Anxiety Group | Mental Health & Suicide Crisis Lines

Registrar of Adoptions | Department of Social Development

Adoptee Search Angels | Biological Search Group

National Health Laboratory Service | DNA Ancestry Testing



Open vs Closed Adoption | Negotiating a Post Adoption Agreement

Creating Lifebooks with/for the Adopted Child


Recommended Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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