Sunday, April 2, 2006

New Arrivals!!!

Amor Del Niño received 8 children from the home in Antigua that shut down. I got to meet them all last week and they are so precious!! They are now up to 12 children, not including their own son and granddaughter. 5 babies, and all of the children have special needs.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comAdriana, is about 9 months old and was born without one leg, as you can see in the next picture. But she is all baby, and sweet baby at that!! I love her smile!! She will need surgery for a prosthetic leg when she's a little older.
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...and don't worry, I changed that diaper right after I took this picture!!
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comI love this picture!! This is Floricita, who needs cleft pallet surgery. She smiles with her eyes, doesn't she?!?
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comLety is 6 years old and she's all little girl, except she's held back a bit by her legs which are disfigured, to descibe it best, I'll say they're "moon shaped", if you can imagine that. But she walks and even runs, so she's learned to get by, but will hopefully have correcting surgery soon.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comI guess Martin is the only one that doesn't have any serious dissabilities. He seemed to cry a lot when I was there, but maybe he just didn't feel good.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comSindy's a healthy little girl as well. She didn't smile a lot while I was there, but then again, maybe she was just in a bad mood.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comTanya doesn't talk, and has some apparent mental dissabilities. She is a quiet little girl and stays mostly to herself.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comAw, Selvin. I met THE Selvin as soon I got there!! Imagine any little 6 year old boy, hyper, always talking, always has something to say, needs a lot of attention, etc, that's Selvin!! But as you can see, he needs corrective surgery on his eyes. He likes to sit in your lap, but his little boney-bottom hurts!! He doesn't seem to mind it though!!
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comOf course, you all know Jose. See his little cast? He's getting around pretty good now, considering that he uses his arms a lot to push himself around on the floor, it was hard for awhile!
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comAnd Monica, sweet as ever! She's such a good girl!
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comYou might remember Danny from back at Christmas, when he was rushed to the hospital in Chimal for emergency treatment. He's God's little miracle as much as anyone at Amor Del Niño, and he is such a CHUNK!!!
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comGabby, the Osborn's granddaughter.
Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comWaiting for their spaghetti!
So, there are most of them. I don't have a picture of one of the new girls. She wouldn't let me take her picture, and she kept trying to eat the crayons!! Also, Helen and Hannah were at school.

New Arrivals

Last night, a children's home in Antigua was raided and accused of some illegal activity. Amor del Nino received 10 children, among them was this precious little girl:

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.comI love this picture!! This is Floricita, who needs cleft pallet surgery. She smiles with her eyes, doesn't she?!?