In June, we visited some children from TBH that have been resettled with their families of origin or the adopted families.
Noah and Nathan were adopted a few months ago. They seemed very happy, healthy and well integrated during our visit.
Godwin, now 6 years old, returned to his family of origin 2 years ago. Unfortunately, the family is still not well off socio-economically. Therefore, Godwin still could not start school. He also looked sickly.
Grace came to her grandmother 2 years ago. We had to realize with regret that Grace’s needs have not been prioritised because of the grandmothers addiction to alcohol.
Eveline from Bunyangabu is more fortunate in her family situation. She goes to school and already speaks english well. She seemed healthy and happy.
These stories show one thing again: while the children can enjoy some stability during their time in the baby home, the situation in their families of origin often remains the same. Unfortunately, there is no institution that can take the responsibility and create resources to provide a better future for the families. Thus, in some cases, children go back to rather disastrous living situations. This shows a big systematic care gap in the society that need to be tackled.