Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being


Wandisa is:
– the first child protection organisation statutorily designated in South Africa in terms of the Children’s Act
– accredited to facilitate local adoptions throughout SA – and believes “local is lekker”
– not discriminatory towards properly- qualified adopters from SA or elsewhere
– is Hague-accredited for the USA, France and The Netherlands
– a magnet for those complicated or “out of the ordinary” scenarios because of its collaboration with family lawyers

Tel: 021 852 8025

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being


PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Cape Town – Adoption Centre

Child Welfare Cape Town’s adoption centre provides counseling and assistance to birth parents considering adoption for their unborn children.

Support services include:

Intensive counselling;
Job skills training (through which they are able to generate income);
Access to community resources (in terms of emotional and financial support); and
Basic requirements, such as food and clothing.

Prospective adoptive parents may also apply to start the adoption process through Child Welfare.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Abba Adoptions

Abba Adoptions provides professional adoption services to all birth parents, children and adoptive parents in their
program. Their services are divided into three specialized areas, namely : adoption , birthparent and
baby care services. Their value system based on Christian principle, plays an important role in their
adoption selection process but they will offer service to any child or birthparent that falls within
their mandate and that is in need of their service.

Tel: 021 913 8224
Address: Hoheizen Park 3, Hoheizen Crescent, Hoheizen, Bellville

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.