An Update from Dixie about the new kids at GLA

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One new baby had come from Cazale who Real Hope for Haiti had sent to GLA. Soon after I arrived home two little girls came from the Jeremie area and then three little boys came yesterday! I also forgot to blog about 3 siblings that came in the middle of May!

I told Magaly that we are full and we need to not take anymore children but these little boys were very sickly and malnourished. The little girls’ mother died and papa couldn’t care for them. The baby from Cazale was small and the mother very young and she couldn’t care or the baby. So who do we turn away? Our funding right now is down and we have lots of children and very few adoptive families. I think 4 o the 6 dossiers I have on my desk right now have a first preference for a girl. Most of the my babies are boys. I feel so sad because the little boys are so cute and boys are truly usually easier to raise than girls! Aren’t there any Priva Family - 13 May 2011 -2families out there that would adopt a little boy? We also need families that would adopt siblings (two children who are related). Please pray with me that God would prepare families to adopt all of our waiting children!

May 13th: Three siblings were admitted. None of us remember me blogging about this sibling group. Mother came with four children but we did not want to take all four of the children. They mother said she wanted to keep the oldest girl because she was 10 years old. I did not want to take three of them but she refused to leave with the kids until we accepted them! The children are Julner born 16 August 2004, Julena born 16 November 2006, and Windy born 7 October 2008.

Didley & mama on arrival - 10 June 2011

Didley was sent to GLA from Real Hope for Haiti. The mother is 29 years old and this is her 5th child. He was small with some prematurity but doing well. When the mother arrived at GLA she wanted to give Didley for adoption. He was born on the 6th of June 2011.

Michnaider on Arrival - 22 June 2011

Michnaider was brought by his mother who is 28 years old and have two other children. Michnaider was born on the 20th of March 2011.

Naika and Shelley with friends on Arrival - 22 June 2011

Shelley and Naika came this week from Beaumount, Jeremie. There mother died and their father has been trying to care for them. There are older siblings in the family and the father did not think he could provide for all of the children without the mother’s help. I do not have much information about the children. The mission workers (Mr. and Mrs. Dinel) where they children were residing brought them without bringing the father for us to get the family history of the children. Shelley is approximately 5 years old and Naika is probably around 7 to 9 months old. We will have more information in a few weeks when papa comes to go for DNA testing.

Jaques and Papa on arrival - 24 June 2011 -1

Jacques was brought by his father because his mother had died. He is from a remote area around Kenscoff and has three children. Jacques was born on the 16th of May 2008. When his father left him, he was very sad! I told our staff that first his mother died and then his father cannot take care of Jacques and has put him at GLA. It will take him awhile to adjust to being in an orphanage.

(Side note - I'm happy to report that when we did the Bible School at the Toddler House this morning, the staff there said that Jacques is doing really quite well. -  Tom)

James and Mama on Arrival - 24 June 2011-1

JAMES was brought to GLA by his mother who is 23 years old and also ready has 3 children! She is unable to care for James and so decided to give him for adoption. James was born on 22 August 2010.

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