Daniel was brought to Amecet in the beginning of November 2016. A small little, cute baby. His weight was 2.4 kg. The story was sad... His mother is a young woman with a mental disability. She lives with her (old) parents and stays most of the time at home and does little jobs around the home. When she got pregnant she was able to tell her parents who the father was of her unborn baby, the neighbour, who is married and has a family!! Can you imagine what a commotion that brought in the community, the neighbour admitted that he was the one, he has been in the police cell for a little while, but was set free again. When the baby was born, the mother totally abandened the baby, she refused to breastfeed and they feared for the life of the baby. That is where Amecet came in and we took Daniel into Amecet, so the families could sort out themselves and at least the baby was safe. Daniel did very well, he was hardly sick and you can see the differance between the two pictures above, Daniel's weight is now 6 kg. But the families were very quiet, when Daniel's time in Amecet was almost over, we started to call the brother of the mother and we couldn't get a clear answer. Simon went to the village to have a meeting with both familes. The father of the baby (the neighbour) is willing to take Daniel into his own family, but his wife is not willing. There was a lot of talking with the wife, but up till now we do not think that Daniel should go there. The grandmother (of the mother side) is also willing to care for Daniel, with the support of the father (neighbour). Today Simon drove again to the village to talk with both families and to see what is the best place for this beautiful little boy. But for sure it has to be a safe place for him.
I just pray that his sweet smile will conquer their hearts........as it did with me!!!!