Niños is always busy. We are constantly gaining new children and growing bigger to spread the word of Jesus Christ. Let us tell you a few of the stories about us and our children.
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.
We regularly receive calls from DIF (The Mexican Division of Family Services) requesting that we welcome in children who have come out of very difficult circumstances. Generally, the children come to us because their parents have died, they have suffered some kind of abuse or they had been abandoned.
Yael and Yamileth are coming to Niños because they were often abandoned and left alone by their parents. As we understand it, Mom was not able to care for them. It appears that she regularly had them on the streets - begging for money. Their father was a drug addict, wanting nothing to do with the kids unless they could give him money to support his habit. Apparently, there are five other brothers and sisters who are being cared for by different family members.
Yael and Yamileth have been living in a temporary children's home since February where they have received the physical, medical and psychological treatments that they needed. But it is time for them to be placed in a more permanent home. That is where Niños de Mexico comes in! Thanks to your help, we are able to take in families like Yael and Yamileth and allow them to continue to have a relationship as brother and sister.