Adoption Stories

A New Inheritance & Legacy

iThemba Lethu has had the humble privilege of facilitating 106 adoptions/reunifications in the past 14 years, these are some of our families stories...


Levi - Our second adoption

Levi – Our second adoption!

I met Levi within the same week we adopted Sebastian on an errand trip to Ithemba Lethu. Thulebona Buthelezi arrived at the Children’s Home when he was just a few days old, and lay quietly in his little Moses basket, placed on the dining room table. He was a tiny, sweet little baby boy, with […]

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Arnold-Aug-2014

God’s Plan A

As a single never-married woman in my late 30’s, I was able to fulfill my longing for motherhood when, through a family situation, I adopted a delightful 2 year old little girl who quickly became the love of my life. After 5 very happy years as a family of two, we both made the decision […]

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Smiths-July-2014

Patience Pays

Adoption was one of those things we always knew we would do from the first year we were married. We always spoke about having biological kids and adopting, the only question was always “when would we adopt?” It took me a long time to fall pregnant with our first child and so two years after […]

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David’s Destiny

We adopted David Siphesihle (just don’t tell him this is his 2nd name; he hates being called; “Sphe”!) De Beer on the 19th May 2014. The whole transition into adoption has been easy for all of us and his social worker and foster mom cannot believe how comfortably David has adjusted. We met Sphe at […]

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Shepstones-Nov-2014

Our Little Angel

Gavin and I have been married for 8 wonderful years. Our meeting was all God’s incredible grace, planning and timing. I mention this only because it has shown God’s purpose for our lives together from the first moment. From the very beginning of our marriage we have wanted children. Adoption was always an option. God […]

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Forever families …

‘Six months!’ Father can it really be six months already – six months of ‘learning’ again what it means to have a toddler in the house while our biological kids are ready to fly. I remember so clearly the day you convicted my heart to open our home to adopt a child. I laugh now […]

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A Single Mom’s Dream Come True…

My decision to adopt was a long process that involved a lot of prayer. Amongst other things I began to think about what I would call my child if I ever decided to adopt. I thought of many names that I liked and then the name Jacob came strongly to mind. A few nights later […]

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A Big Family Story…

My husband, Juan, and I have been incredibly blessed with 3 beautiful biological children, Tylo, Tristan and Timay. Our plates have been totally full raising these three wonderful children and we had no intention of having a fourth child. However OUR plans are NOT God’s plans. A radical encounter with the Holy Spirit, led my […]

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