This afternoon we dropped in to see Safinieli, one of Cradle’s ‘Crawlers’ caregivers who recently delivered a healthy baby boy. Named Nimrod, he weighed 3.2kgs and was delivered naturally late afternoon on January, 29th. He is absolutely perfect and we all enjoyed his cuddles. Safinieli also has an older, 7 year old son called Ali Nyambeta.
Adoption is a beautiful thing, it is the birth of a loving family. Over the years I have seen many children become part of a new family. I love to see the hugs and kisses they share.In Tanzania there is a specific law that governs adoptions, this is called the “Law of the Child Act”. You can read the law here: http://www.tanzania.go.tz/egov_uploads/documents/The_Law_of_the_Child_Act,_2009_%28Act_No_sw.pdfOne of the requirements to adopt in Tanzania is that the parents are citizens of Tanzania or residents of Tanzania (live here and have a resident’s permit).
Today, another of our ‘big’ boys went home!!! Raymond was a little sad to be leaving his buddy Amani… Raymond has been at Cradle of Love Baby Home for almost 2 1/2 years after his mother became mentally ill and was unable to care for him. His father is unknown. After months of preparation and assistance from a volunteer Kelsey Williams (pictured) and KATZ www.katzadventure.com, Raymond and his grandmother will be receiving weekly food drops and a wonderful education for Ray! He is one lucky little boy! Thank you Kelsey and KATZ. Raymond’s grandmother has been visiting frequently for over the [ Read More ]
Emanuel Amani turned 4 years old on Friday! Today we said goodbye. He finally got to go home… or close to home. Ema’s situation has been a difficult one so we are pleased Elias was able to take him to the orphanage he runs in the same village as his aunt lives. Pambazuka Children’s Home in Mto wa mbu Monduli. There are 16 other children in this home and Ema’s aunt lives so close she can visit him everyday. Ester (aunt) loves Ema but is unable to provide for him. She is a single mum with her own young child [ Read More ]
Today, we were all a little sad to see big Glory leave Cradle of Love Baby Home. She has been our little mother to the younger children. Such a sweet and helpful girl. She has outgrown the baby home and is moving on to pre-school! Help for the Massai, is a wonderful organisation who will not only care for her but also pay for her schooling. Cradle’s triplets are also there and doing so well. We know this is a great opportunity for Glory and look forward to seeing her develop further. Her father is so pleased with her care [ Read More ]
Today, after four months at Cradle of Love Baby Home, Dalton was able to return home to be with his 20 year old aunt. Previously, his young aunt did not have a job and was therefore unable to care for him. She has now found work in a salon and is even able to pay a nanny to care for Dalton during the day while she is at work. It’s wonderful to see how much his aunt loves him and despite, her own challenges, is willing to to do all she can to take care of her nephew.