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Brother Pettigrew Adoption

Brother Pettigrew Adoption

Personal message

We are the Pettigrews, Miles, Nadine and our son Paul and have chosen to grow our family through adoption.

The high cost of the adoption process in South Africa, lead us to seek for funding assistance.
Living in South Africa, we see the need all around us.  The statistics are that only 36% of children live with their biological parents.
South Africa currently has over 2.8million orphans of which more than half are adoptable, tens of thousands of crises pregnancies annually and roughly 3500 babies that survive abandonment...untold numbers of babies don’t survive. 

We can be part of the solution and would love to give love and a home to a little boy who needs it.. Our children are in crises in South Africa, many without hope for a future. 

*Here is a breakdown of our outstanding costs:
Psychological screening – R6 000.00 (paid, thank you!)
Home study update – R3 250.00 (paid, thank you!)
Placement fee – R7 900.00 (due in July)
Finalisation Fee – R6 000.00 – R19 250.00
Post Placement Fee - R2 250

Total = R25 400.00 – R38 650.00
Reaching the target will mean we will be able to finalise our adoption process and bring our new baby home to his FOREVER home and family.

We will only draw the funds as needed; should the cost work out less, the remaining funds will go to Gabriels heart Adoption Fund which falls under Beyond Education.

Thank you for taking the time to read and consider investing in someone’s future.


  • Jul 14, 2020 - USD $ 31.50
  • "God bless your heart for the fatherless!" - Ryann Whelan

  • Jul 14, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Thank you for letting us be a tiny part of this incredible decision!" - Neil&Shan

  • Jul 14, 2020 - USD $ 113.39
  • "Be blessed !" - André (Switzerland)

  • Jul 14, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Father's heart...spirit of adoption.

    " - Thornhill-Fisher

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Blessings" - Johnny and Tessa

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "So happy for you! Lots of love xxx" - Claire G

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Congratulations! " - Angie Schalkwyk

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We wish you so much happiness!" - Christine

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "So happy for you!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "-" - Die von Mollies

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "So exciting guys! Cant wait to meet the new addition" - Davies family

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sending you so much LOVE and HAPPINESS on this journey!" - McCarthy Family

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Excited to see this Jesus adventure unfold! " - Anon

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 14.82
  • "I pray for Gods grace and peace on your family" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Aaaaah kannie wag om vir die nuwe Pettigrewtjie a lamatjie te koop nie!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2020 - USD $ 65.82
  • "Fond memories of when we were young as kids, can only hope you can do the same for another child. " - Barry Murphy

  • May 20, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "


    " - Marianne

  • May 19, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "A worthy investment into a Life, a Family, a Kingdom and into Eternity." - J&C

  • May 19, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Praying the Lord puts the perfect little one into your family as He plans & purposes for both you & the little one

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Well done guys! You are part of the solution " - Gareth

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Donations to date

R 18 302.98

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00

Beyond Education

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In 2014, we adopted our son Gabriel. It was probably the most epic thing that we have ever done as a family. Bringing our little 4-day old baby home, was one of the weirdest sensations ever. We left home in the morning as a family of four, and came home later in the day as a family of five. We get so very excited when someone we know or hear about, embarks on this journey!
Over the years, we have witnessed the massive impact adoption has on families - on the adopted child, as well as on the adoptive families. In our experience, and having had many conversations with families who would have loved to adopt but then decided against it, we have found two main reasons for their decision,namely:
(1) the prohibitive cost of adoption, and/or
(2) they have been put off by the perceived difficulties in navigating the legal system in South Africa.
When God put it on our hearts to set up the Gabriels Heart Adoption Fund, we knew straight away that we needed to find ways to overcome these obstacles.
It is understandable that the physical act of adopting a child is not for everyone, but increasingly families are considering adoption as a way of growing their family. This is where the Fund comes into play, creating a platform to educate and encourage more adoptions in South Africa, and provide financial assistance by funding or co-funding adoptions within our direct community of influence. This is not new to the adoption communities around the world, but to date we have not found one in South Africa.
Our inspiration came from listening to an outstanding TEDx talk by Hank Fortener about how he builds family via the internet, and it gave us this crazy idea that we too could raise funds via crowdfunding for adoptions! AdoptTogether has raised millions of dollars and has assisted over 500 families to adopt around the USA.