I apologize for the long delay in posting. Things have been very busy here with lots of traveling back and forth in the country, events and meetings, poor network, and lack of ability to be on the internet.
We are all doing very well! The children are great and growing. We as of a month ago we started drawing height measurements on the wall and it seems every few weeks they are passing them. They are also putting on weight… might have to start a regular DPA (Daily Physical Activity) session just to make sure they don’t put on too much. :)
There was information a while back that we were preparing for the arrival of four more children from two different cases. I want to update you that it is unlikely we will be receiving those children, do to different circumstances in both their cases. While our program is here to provide security, safety and opportunities for a future for children, we are NOT here to fight for custody of children from the situations they are in. We are working with different groups of people that are all leaders in some respect, to help us on behalf of receiving case information to work through. At this point in time, we do not and will not engage in action that actively fights cases to bring the children to us. We are here as an option for the children who meet our criteria and there must be a WILLING representative, be it a relative, community leader or government worker, who WILLINGLY releases and signs over the child to us.
I want to just let you all as followers of The Wanted Children Foundation know this information, so that you understand how our process works, and why it may seem to you that we have “few” children or not many children coming in all the time. We wait for Gods timing and pray and work very hard on each case and application that is brought before us, and there is a process to be followed to ensure the safety and security of the child in question, our current children in the home, and us as staff and a Foundation.
Take a moment to Google the story of ‘the boy and the starfish” to see how we view our work and our children. We are not basing our success on quantity but on quality; not how many we have and can get, but on how we can make a difference in the ones we have.