Abandoned at birth, Lehlohonolo now knows what it means to be loved by a family.

Lehlohonolo hasn’t always known this love. He was abandoned by his birth parents at a month old and taken in by Setshabelo Family and Child Services (SFCS), an RCA mission partner in Botshabelo, South Africa. After nine months, he was placed for adoption with the Nqabeni family, who have come to love him as their own.

There are 40,500 Lehlohonolos in Botshabelo—critically vulnerable or orphaned children. But thanks to organizations like SFCS, many are being placed with families. Learn more at www.rca.org/southafrica.

Photo by Shoubert David