A father dies leaving his wife & son.
The mother dies soon after leaving just the little boy.
This is how our journey began with this child. We brought him into our safe house, as a place he could be loved well & find healing in the short term. We knew that a permanent family is what he needed so we sought to find his extended family.
We hoped to find family who had loved his parents and would want to raise their child.
Our team soon found his Aunt & Uncle but before we spoke to them about taking this little boy home with them, we wanted to know them. We began taking him for regular visits so we could learn more about this couple and observe their interaction with their nephew. As our staff gained confidence in them, the conversation began about them raising their nephew full-time. They worried about the added responsibility & expense but they loved him and knew it would be best for this little boy who had lost everything.
After a year of visits and making preparations, we all celebrated the day that this orphan was welcomed back into his own family however he was the most excited of all of us to be going home.