|Going home with TWO more babies!|
S. and A.'s Story
We actually said we were too full when asked to take in this newborn,
but then realized she was the new sister of a baby boy we already had!
On February 15, 2012, we were called by the main pediatric hospital’s
social worker and informed of a situation in the maternity wards. A
mother had tried to suffocate her brand new baby to death, and upon
exam was found to be suffering from postpartum psychosis (the most
unusual but extreme form of postpartum depression). Thus baby
Samuel arrived to Casa de Amor’s Baby Home at 3 days of age.
Fast forward to April 1, 2013, and Casa de Amor’s social worker was
in the office of the same social worker of the same hospital. We were
asked to take in an abandoned newborn but we said we were too full,
with two newborns already. Then a doctor just “happened” to walk into
the office and mention the name of the abandoned baby’s mother. Our
social worker immediately recognized the name and called the director
back with this new bit of news… And the rest is history!! Beautiful
baby Adriana was brought to us at 5 days old and seems a perfect little
baby so far.
After many visits to the birth family (5 older siblings, a mother with multiple mental illnesses, and a physically ill father), it was obvious that they could not and did not want to care for Samuel. His papers are already pretty far advanced, meaning he could’ve be assigned an adoptive family soon, but now we will have to start in court over presenting his new sister. Pray that somehow the case is expedited so that BOTH can receive a forever family without too much more delay!
They both have already stolen our hearts and have once again filled our house with noise and life! Samuel loves to be outside puttering around. He likes to watch our pet bunny and try to catch it. He also gets along really well with Leo, who he shares a room with.
(S. in the above picture is how he looked most of the first day. Check out the pictures below to see the change in his disposition!)
|Leo checking out the newcomer!|
|Clara with her new live "baby doll"|
|Clancy, S., and Myles|
|Time with Tio Rudi|
|Hanging out with Emily and Paula|
|~Precious Baby A.~|