Childrens book on adoption: Die prins se naam is knietjies
"Die prins se naam is knietjies" is the first book in a series of South African children's books on adoption. "Adoption is an act of love" is the essence of the story. The book is for everyone touched by adoption, from adoptive parents to birth parents and therapists.
The book is available at www.seker.co.za for only R59,95 (postage excluded). For more information, please send an email to
Lifeline – SA National Counselling Line
Offers a 24-hour crisis telephone counselling service 365 days of the year.
Tel: 0861 322 322
FAMSA(Families South Africa)
FAMSA aims to empower people to build, reconstruct and maintain sound relationships in the family, the marriage and in communities. They offer specialised counselling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. This includes marriage preparation and enrichment, marital and divorce counselling, family therapy, trauma and grief counselling. Branches:
Johannesburg - 011 788-4784/4737 Pretoria - 012 460 0733 East Rand - 011 892 4272 West Rand - 011766 3283 Vaal Triangle - 016 933 8128 Cape Town - 021 447 7951/0170 Durban - 031 202 8987 East London - 043 743 8577 Port Elizabeth - 041 585 9393 Bloemfontein - 051 525 2395
JHB Parent & Child Counselling Centre(JPCCC)
The JPCCC’s mission statement is to develop individuals, families and communities emotionally, socially and psychologically. The organisation deals with a wide spectrum of psycho-social and emotional issues, including depression and anxiety.
Counselling, advice and group workshops for birth parents and adoptive parents.
Tel: 083 325 6034
Adoption Support Groups
A forum to try and get more ideas and stories about transracial adoption in South Africa from adopted parents, adopted children/adults or birth mothers and -fathers who gave up their children. The organisation believes that ‘sharing knowledge that lies within us can only help each other’.
Meets on the last Thursday of every month at 19h00 in the hall next to the Lady Buxton Clinic in Claremont. Originally for people involved in Cross cultural adoption, but now for anyone involved in adoption. Meetings are usually an informal chat about any issue that someone wants to raise. Every three months there is an earlier meeting (18h00 which the children can come to as well)
021 638 3127
Rainbow Support Group (JHB)
A trans-racial adoptiong support group (based in Jo'burg) that have been meeting for several years. Some meeting are get togethers to chat and share experiences, sometimes there are guest speakers. All childrend are invited as it is good for the kids to see that there are many families who are just like them.
The group offers support to individuals and couples considering adoption (transracial families, single parents, gay parents or any other family), as well as those who have already adopted their precious children. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month in order for adoptive families to socialise, share experiences and to offer hope and encouragement to newcomers. The PASG facebook page was created to provide additional information and a source for contact with all members. Please search for us on facebook or alternatively contact us on e-mail: