We are currently creating a platform in South Africa to discuss and find solutions to the issues we faces with adoption. There are so many orphaned and abandoned children in South Africa that need love and a home, if only we as a country would be more open to adoption. We hope that in the future through outreach, we can change the mind-set of our country and open the door to give those a family who don’t have one.
True Life Success 2011/ 2012:
We are currently working on the adoption of 7 babies. One of which is our own adoption of a beautiful 14 month old girl who was found in a garbage bag when she was 1 day old.
Our personal experience with adoption (By Rene Morcom Date: 19 Novemeber 2011):
The other side of baby dumping: Yesterday one year ago, Thandi’s biological mother put her in a black bag, and put her on the side of the road and left her to die. Thank God a man passed by and heard a baby in the plastic bag and notified the police. Thandi was taken to Edendale hospital where she was put in a corner and never held and under fed. By the time she was almost 6 weeks old she came into our care. She was so underweight that her eyes were popping out of her head and her face seemed deformed, even her medical record claimed that she had a facial deformity. Her legs were stiff and bent in from not being stimulated and her arms were weak. She had no head control and she was unable to cry. Within a few weeks she put on weight and what was seen to be a facial deformity was in fact starvation as Edendale Hospital only gave her small amounts of milk used for prem babies. The last year we had to overcome many physical, mental and emotion issues that were brought on by her being left in the corner unheld, unloved and with no human contact for so long. For those of you who don’t know Thandi, she is a baby who always has a smile, she lights ups the room with her amazing personality and sense of humour. She is always kissing and hugging the other babies. She is a beautiful and bright little girl who has stolen the hearts of many. At 6 months it was time to find an adoptive family for her and we were broken. Letting her go would be like taking a dagger and putting a hole in our own hearts. After talking with the relevant people and social workers we were able to be adoptive parents to the most beautiful child that I am proud to call my daughter. The adoption will be finalised in early 2012. One year ago, Thandi’s biological mother gave me the best gift ever – she gave me Thandi! - Rene and Mark Morcom
True Life Success 2010 / 2011:
In the short time we have been facilitating adoption, we have given 3 babies a home. We are also assisting a couple in the USA with an adoption in their own country as well as encouraging many people throughout the world to open their heart and homes and to adopt a child.