Our loyal followers have known our posts for years. Mostly we write about great events the children have experienced. Visits from their foster parents, school competitions they’ve won, reports of donations and how we’ve used them. Everything is always positive.
And that’s actually our idea of the work we do on a daily basis: Don’t make the people cry, but show how we can positively change the lives of our children with the help of many great supporters.
I want to show you two cases today:
The picture shows a mother with her son. Her newborn became ill shortly after birth to an inflammatory bowel disease and had to go to the hospital quickly. There the little girl unfortunately died. The mother has mental problems and therefore is unable to work. Thus, the family is very poor and sadly did not even have enough money to bring their baby home to bury it. She had to leave it in the hospital. We have a picture printed and framed to the family, so they have at least a memory of their little girl.
Photos 2 + 3:
This picture shows a woman from Wat Chan, who not only has severe mental health problems, but also suffers from mental disability. She was repeatedly raped and became pregnant by one of these acts. On December 29th, 2018, her baby was born. She cannot or doesn’t want to say who the father is. Unfortunately, she does not accept her child and is therefore completely overstrained. She plays with the child as with a doll, refuses to breastfeed and cannot take care of the baby adequately. Her parents and the villagers support the woman, but there is a lack of funding for the baby’s basic care. We need milk powder and food for the little Chusawan.
Without knowing if we will find foster parents quickly, we have immediately included the children in our program. How could we not?
Probably in 1-2 years we will write a happy report about one of these children. Maybe they are being visited by their foster parents or someone has donated warm clothes for the cold season and they are holding their new sweaters happily into the camera.
But this time you know the sad story behind the happy face. All our children have a story, not always as frightening as these examples, but they are in our foster program with a reason.
Our work is important. Your support too.
BECOME A FOSTER PARENT!
(write to firstname.lastname@example.org)