Abandoned by his mother in a pit latrine shortly after he was born, Baby Joshua had a challenging start in life. While local authorities searched many months for Joshua’s family, the curious baby boy with bright eyes was placed in the care of ACE’s House of Moses Crisis Nursery.
After confirmation that no biological family members could be found, John was cleared for adoption. The ACE social welfare team worked tirelessly to find a suitable forever family for little Joshua. And then, God’s love for all of His children was introduced to Joshua in the form of a special angel, Ms. Pawme. When this warm, kind, and gentle woman with a deep desire to raise a child in need of a home was approved as a foster parent, the compatibility of the two was immediately evident and tremendously heartwarming.
Soon Ms. Pawme began to visit Joshua at the House of Moses, spending hours holding, feeding, and getting to know his personality. As the bonding process continued, the
depth of their relationship only grew stronger. At 8 months of age, he excitedly coos as he crawls towards her. Joshua has also begun to say “ma-ma” with each visit. Their positive interactions and bonding progress in a safe environment have been a blessing and Joshua is thriving because of it.
While reuniting babies with their biological families is always the top priority, foster families are truly a gift for vulnerable children if that is simply not possible. Foster mothers like Ms. Pawme receive the training and support needed by ACE and the local church to open their homes to children in need of a family.
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