El Roi: "The God Who Sees"
We aim to SEE the most basic needs of the children who come into our care, and meet them. Every child deserves a safe place and nurturing environment in which to grow. We extend this most basic right beyond the minimal and aspire that all our children thrive physically, emotionally, mentally, nutritionally, and spiritually.
Welcome to our Home:
Our home is registered with the Department of Social Development and may provide care for up to 12 infants and toddlers between the ages of 0-4. All children are admitted via SAPS or a social worker in accordance with
a court order in terms of the Children's Act. Our children are looked after by a full-time house mother and care-givers. We also have an operations manager and social worker on staff.
Our story begun 12 years ago with a simple dream given, followed by a house given....the result, The Baby House.
We are a Registered Child and Youth Care Centre and Christian NPO who offers a place of safety, care and love to abandoned little ones that come into our care.
In 2016, Genesis Trust took over the management of the baby home in partnership with Doxa Church. With this new partnership came a new name. The EL Roi Baby Home! El Roi meaning "The God who sees".
He surely has! Our "house" became a "home" to our Care Givers and babies with a complete House makeover project in March 2017.
He has surely lavished His incredible goodness and love on El Roi through local businesses and generous individuals for which we are truly, eternally grateful. Our little ones and hardworking Care Givers are so deserving of it all. More than ever we are convinced that the dream given 12 years ago is still the dream we have today.... to better the lives of every person who enters El Roi in every possible way.
Frequently asked questions
May I adopt a baby via El Roi Baby Home?
No! El Roi Baby Home is not an adoption agency. Anyone interested in adoption must go through a proper agency and the department of social welfare.
What are the requirements to volunteer at El Roi?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Because we are dealing with small and at-risk children we require the following of all of our volunteers:
How Can I Help?
Thank you for being willing to come along side us and help! You may get involved in the lives of our children in the following ways:
How do I adopt or foster a baby?
All adoptions and foster care must go through a social worker. If you are interested in fostering or adopting the first step is find a social worker and get screened as suitable foster/ adoptive parents. You can either utilize the local Child Welfare Office or find a private social worker. Once you are screened suitable the social worker will then match you with a child according to your requirements and preferences, this may or may not be a child at El Roi it will be the first available child in need. After you have been matched with a child you will undergo a visitation process to meet the child and start bonding, the length of the visitation is dependent on the age of the child. If you and the child have bonded well and the social worker, you, and the child are happy with the match a court date will be booked. You then appear before the Childrens Court and an order will be issued placing the child in your care. This is very brief overview of the process and if you would like more detailed infomation, advice, or referrals' please contact our social worker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between Foster care and Adoption?
Adoption is when you are granted all legal parental rights regarding a child. You are the legally recognized guardian of the child and in the eyes of the law it is as if the child was born to you.
HEADS OF OUR HOME