We want to see our children uniquely as we provide the very best care for their particular needs, strengths, and gifts. It’s not a cookie-cutter approach, but one that ensures our children get exactly what they need, as they need it. Due to past trauma, learning differences, severe malnutrition, or years of missed schooling, […]
Sometimes we have weeks to prepare for a child. Other times, a judge requests immediate and emergency placement within a few hours. Either way, our entire team steps up to welcome each child to our care with love and attention to detail. Yesterday we received an emergency placement for an infant boy, Mangaliso (name changed […]
A few months ago we were asked to participate in an episode of Turning Point. We were excited to share our work and belief that children belong in families, not institutions. It was an encouragement to work with the amazing production team who visited our Johannesburg and Cape Town families along with our US team. We’re happy to […]
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb After watching her mother die from AIDS, Gugu and her sister were in need of care. They were placed in foster care where Gugu’s medical needs were ignored. She was ridiculed, verbally abused, and missed large chunks of […]
December 8, 2014 On a recent school holiday, a few Acres of Love House Parents and a large number of our teens arrive, early in the morning, at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre for their quarterly appointments. Set in a suburb of Johannesburg, it’s impossible to see just how big the unassuming clinic is from […]
The following are stories of real children saved from real situation by our forever homes and house parents. Continue to check in as we publish more real stories and watch as these children thrive in the world you have helped us create for them.