Monday, January 9, 2012

This child...

This child...


...was found here, "in the local dumspite (rubish tip) tied up in a sack. She was surrounded by dogs which thankfully alerted a village elder that she was there and he took her to the childrens department."


This child...


...and his twin sister...



...were actually thrown into a ditch from a moving vehicle!



This child...



...his parents, considering him a mistake, abandoned him. He was found still unwashed, naked, unfed and with his umbilical cored tied off with a piece of string at 3 days old.



And this child...




...was left to die in the bottom of a pit latrine (out house).




And sadly, these are the lucky ones. 

The remaining abandoned babies who's cries were never heard, will die cold, lonely and hungry. 

The ones that do survive, will have to contend with this...



And this is why we are so driven to help. Adopt. Sponsor. Volunteer.

Please help, hope, pray, give - in any way you can. These children need our help!

2 comments:

Denise said...

So, so sad! "And they are the lucky ones." It just shouldn't be like this. And then people question why we spend our money, time and resources to provide a home for just one child? THAT also shouldn't be... I wish no one could close their eyes to the pain and suffering, and that it would be easier for those children to find forever families. I have been reading a bit about your adoption story - I'm sorry it's been such a struggle.

'Jo' said...

Thanks for your comment Denise, I completely agree! It is sad that in the hopes of providing a vulnerable child a family, we actually consider the Kenyan program (which requires a 9 months residency) to be the quickest, easiest and cheapest route!? You are right - THAT shouldn't be.