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.
Growth and development
Our team have been caring for baby Israel and we have been regularly sharing updates of his fantastic progression. Unfortunately, it has been difficult finding foster care for Israel and so he has been with Open Arms for longer than hoped. However during his time at Open Arms the team have supported Israel as he develops into a very caring and inquisitive child. Our team have nurtured him and given him the building blocks of health, development, good nutrition and social skills that will last a life time.
He picked up words and short phrases quickly and enjoyed communicating with his friends and giving simple instructions. From his first steps to his first words, we have watched him grow and develop. At the beginning of this year he started at Open Arms Nursery School which he really enjoyed.
A new start with a family of his own
We are delighted to announce that after being with Open Arms for over two years and four months, Israel now has a permanent family to go to through Blantyre Social Welfare Office. He can be seen in the photo getting to know his new foster Mum and both have bonded very quickly.
Since starting to foster Israel the family has decided to officially adopt him into their family. We could not be happier for them both. He has now got the chance to grow up in a safe and secure family and have the future he deserves. The team will miss him very much but are pleased that he will now start his new life with his new family in Chiwembe, Blantyre.
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