One of the core objectives of Hearts of Hope Children’s Home is to have children placed in ‘Forever families’.

In some instances this happens through reunification processes with families and in many cases, this is achieved through the process of adoption.

Child abandonment continues to rise in South Africa and this together with the increasing numbers of orphans due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic is placing extreme pressure on temporary care solutions such as children’s homes and foster care. Hearts of Hope is able to increase the number of children it reaches most effectively if existing children in the Home are placed in Forever Families therefore leaving space for a new abandoned, orphaned or child given up for adoption to be cared for.

A child born to another woman called me Mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy & the depth of that privilege is not lost on me. Jody Landers

Hearts of Hope is a member of the National Adoption Coalition of South Africa. For more information go to or

Should you be interested in adopting, we have wonderful social workers who can assist you. Contact us on


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Pirate Thabo

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My first snow

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My new bike

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