About Us

Isithembiso exists so that hope can exist for abandoned or orphaned babies. We provide a stable environment for young lives that have had a difficult start, and our aim is always to see them placed in loving, secure families.

rescue Rescuing Babies

Since 2005, Isithembiso has provided a safe, healthy and loving family environment for abandoned or orphaned babies between birth and 3 years old.

arrows Changing a Nation

It is our desire to see the future of Port Elizabeth’s children change. We are in the process of adding a cluster home for orphaned and abandoned children older than 3, multiplying our capacity to love and support babies.

family Creating Families

Since our doors opened, 87% of our babies have been placed in foster, adoptive homes or reunited with their families.


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South Africa’s national adoption success rate
Isithembiso’s fostering, adoption or reuniting success rate
Children cared for at a time
Lives changed since 2005