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About Us

Hope House is a place of safety for vulnerable children.

It seeks to recognise and, provide for each child, their specific needs.

Our Babies are nurtured with,empathy , compassion & unconditional love.

We affirm that children are to be loved and celebrated and placed with forever families.

Hope House is a place of rekindled hope for all vulnerable children.

Meet Our Founders

Sonia Swinton

Founder, Registered

Foster Parent


Sonia, a registered foster parent, cares for abandoned babies who go to Hope House while waiting to be adopted or united with their families. She has a Certificate in Child Care and also has extensive experience with children.

“These children are God’s blessings, which he has entrusted to us for a short time before going to their forever families. They give us a lot of love and joy.”

Sonia has 2 sons living in the United Kingdom, and 4 granddaughters.


Lynne Pieterse

Founder, Registered

Foster Parent


Lynne, who sadly passed away in January 2019 was also a registered foster parent, caring for abandoned babies at Hope House.

“It’s not about what you give the children, but what you get back from them. It’s so rewarding to see them develop.”

Lynne has a family of one son (deceased), one daughter and 5 Grandchildren.

 We at Hope House are eternally grateful for all the commitment love & dedication that Lynne gave to the children and the organisation. 

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