PROCARE Adoptions

A blog about adoption experiences

Introducing the HEAD OFFICE Adoption Team: Part 4 – Lente Steyn

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How long have you been involved in social work?

9 Years

What is your role in the Adoption Team?

Screening of prospective parents, counseling for birth mothers, baby care and networking with care homes, social services, courts and hospitals.

What made you decide to do social work?

I was born to be a social worker, it chose me.

What is the most challenging aspect of your work?

Keeping quiet and not informing parents immediately when they have been matched.

And the most rewarding aspect?

Seeing the love and joy on their faces when the family meets their baby for the first time.

Who is your role model and why?

My mother. She keeps her head up and overcomes every obstacle life may throw at her. she forgives easily and never dwells in the past


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