Reunited

Baby smiles at the camera.

Loving Hearts Babies Home exists to rescue, care, nurture, and place babies into permanent loving safe families. Here’s a story of rescue that occured in the summer of 2019.

Alex was discovered stranded and unattended by a Police officer in July and taken to a police station. The Child and Family Protection Unit at the station tried to do the initial family tracing, but yielded no positive results. On failing to find the child’s family the Police office, in collaboration with the Probation Officer of the division of missing children, placed the child with Loving Hearts Babies Home for safe custody, protection and care.

At the same time, the biological parents were searching for their missing child. They discovered from the police there was a case of a child that was picked up by a police officer and taken to Loving Hearts Babies Home. They went to Loving Hearts to begin the reunification process. After being assessed the reunification took place and the family rejoiced that their son was home…safe and healthy.

By reintegrating babies like Alex, with loving safe families, there is proper braining development, good attachment and bonding, sense of security, belonging and identification. A stong family environment and societal values instilled in a child at a young age promotes better future leaders and a stable nation.

The more we enhance child survival, their growth and development, and reduce infant mortality we contribute to the development of Uganda and the national goal of Child Health. As believers in Jesus Christ we do this with joyful obedience to the Biblical mandate in James 1:27.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

MINISTRY UPDATE

In the last month…

  • 34 babies were cared for and all are healthy and progressing well in developmental milestones.
  • 5 new babies were admitted
  • 20 babies were immunized
  • 6 babies treated for infections
  • 3 foster families were followed up and all are progressing well with the bonding and attachment.
  • 2 babies were placed to foster families with intention to adoption
  • 2 families of reunification
  • 1 child was reunited with their family
  • 1 baby reunited immediately before admission

“A Father of the fatherless …… God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate in a Home……….”   Psalms 68:5-6”

by Miriam Memoranda, Manager of LHBH

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