Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Friday, April 3, 2009

of babies & dolls

It so warms my heart every time I see the kids playing "mom" or "dad". Or even uncle or big sister or the family dog... For these kids who have a very poor image of what a "family" is, or zero idea whatsoever (other than what we try to "teach" them or what they might observe), it always blesses me to see them playing "house" just like other kids their age.

The other night I got in the middle of a whole baby fest! (The stole some baby dolls out of a pile to be donated to another baby home and no one could bear to take them back up again.)

S. changing her baby's diaper

A. suffocating wrapping up his two victims babies like burritos

Mother S. doing the baby sling thing!

Is this kid cute or what?! That's his fake "I-need-to-smile-big-for-the-camera" smile

Reminds me of this evening back in November 2007 when the staff were desperate for something to do before bedtime.

Carrying babies, Bolivian style!


Joyful Mom said...

Oh goodness, that is so priceless. What absolutely beautiful children.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me that I need to find some babies somewhere around here to carry. I'm feeling a "baby defecit".

Gallo Pinto2 said...

Amber, I totally know the feeling!

And I'm so excited to see S being so warm and nurturing with her "babies"!!!!!

And I love the old pic with R front and center!!!