Praise, pictured below, was born in 2010 and spent time at Open Arms Infant Homes when her mother died of heart failure. After a short stay at Open Arms, Praise successfully returned to live with her two siblings and Aunt in Blantyre.
Children are often referred to our Open Arms home in Mangochi when their family circumstances change. It can be a difficult time and often takes place during a crucial period of development. It’s important to act fast so that the impact can be minimised.
At Open Arms, you might have guessed; we’re big on family. When children come to us through various circumstances and reasons, they are welcomed with big smiles, provided with a lot of care and attention, and soon become part of the Open Arms team.
Israel was welcomed to Open Arms on 6th April 2018 after he was abandoned. He was referred to Blantyre infant home for care as the police investigated his case. Simultaneously the District Social Welfare Department took to identifying prospective foster/adoptive parents for Israel. Read his story here...