This has been a busy year for the Niños family. So far, we have welcomed in 17 children into the family. There are still eight more children who will be joining the family, probably before the end of 2017. Let us tell you a few of the stories.
A few months ago, we received a call from a local Division of Family Services about two children who were being physically abused in their home and had to be removed immediately. The local social workers had begun to research the kids' situation and found that there were no family members or friends who could take the children in, love them, provide for them and protect them.
A few weeks later, we received a call about another brother and sister who had been passed from family member to family member. It is our understanding that they were being abused by different members of their family. At some point, their situation was reported to Division of Family Services who immediately began to work on their case. The social workers intervened and rescued them from the difficult situation they were in, and brought them to our homes.
Within a few days we were informed about another little boy who was found abandoned and in great need. He was taken to DIF where they began searching for family members who could take him in and provide the love and care that he needed. They were unsuccessful and we agreed to welcome him into our family.
Today each of these kids are doing very well in our homes. They are adjusting to their new Niños family. The fear is gone from their eyes. They are beginning to learn to trust other people again. Most are enrolled in school and advancing at the appropriate level. Today they have a hope and a future that seems so much brighter because we were able to say YES!
We spend approximately $325 every month to care for each child that calls Niños their home. We need your help to be able to care for these children who were found in difficult situations and now have a new hope and future.