Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Justin goes to Belgium....

 The new family: Ilse and Rudy Smets with their son Justin!!!
October 2013 Justin was brought to Amecet by the Police. he was only 1,5 month old. His mother couldn't care for him, she was always on the road, nobody knows where she is going or where she comes from. We found the father, but he was in no condition to care for him also. Our Social Workers have tried the family from both, but no one wanted to take this beautiful little boy into their family. There was only one option left: Adoption. We tried to find a local family, but didn't found the right family, and the right family was there.....but lived in Belgium!!!
The process was started through a Belgium organization. It was a long process, with Probation Office, Police, Lawyers and the Ugandan High Court. The parents to be, came to Soroti and lived nearby, so they could visit Justin every day and get the necessary bonding. That was not a problem, Justin loves them and he is waiting for them every morning.... They had to go to court twice and today was the big day!!!!!!
Justin was given to his new parents by the Probation Officer from Soroti. All the legal papers are finished, the Judge has given the positive ruling. It was a special moment and we said goodbye to Justin after 18 months of caring for him. We prayed for him and we would love to see him growing up as a handsome Belgian Ugandan man!! I am sure we keep in touch!

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