Here's the scoop on our newest new baby!! Below is the content of baby A's sponsorship packet. For more information on sponsoring her, write our sponsorship coordinator Denise at Denise@casadeamor.org!
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 boy S 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 A 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 S. 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!
We think the two look VERY much alike! S didn't like the idea of lying down by his sister though, so still don't have a good picture of both of their faces. :)