Sunday, 27 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
We are so thrilled that the Happy House Kids have a new brother, David Hayward. David was abandoned by his Mother on the 20th of December 2010, he was 2 months premature and weighed 1.5kgs. His birth Mother walked out of the hospital within hours, as so often happens. He should have come home to us last week but the hospital found his blood count was very low and needed to have a small transfusion. It may be that David's Mum was HIV positive. We will not know if David also has the virus until he is a few months old and the tests can be more conclusive than at this age.
The Happy House Kids are always thrilled to have a new brother, and welcomed him with open arms.
It was decided we would take the children home to the Happy House. When we asked them to come with us they just came, there was no questions, no resistance, nothing. Billy thought it was due to the fact that they knew wherever we were taking them could not be any worse than where they were. A message was left with a neighbour for the Mother to go the Children's Office the following morning with the baby, which she did. She was told why her children had been removed from her care and also told to give us the baby. She just handed baby Rose over to us. As we walked towards our vehicle Billy carrying the baby, the Mother waved goodbye. No show of emotion at all, just nothing!! She still has 2 older children in her care and the children's Office will monitor the situation carefully. The man who raped the 9 year old was known to the child so we have informed the children's office who say they will follow the case.