Saturday, 21 September 2019

A loving home for abandoned baby

A tiny baby boy left abandoned in the bush has found a safe and loving home in our Happy House family.
Named Moses by the hospital - as is the way in Kenya for all foundling boys - his mother had left him in scrubland immediately after giving birth to him on September 3.
The hospital in Malindi was alerted to his plight when his mother, suffering from post-natal complications, had to seek medical help there and it was evident to doctors that she had recently given birth or had an abortion, both of which she denied. 
 After receiving counselling she told the truth and admitted that she had left her baby in the bush.
By some miracle, even before doctors had finished questioning her, a woman arrived with a baby she had found in the area the mother admitted abandoning her child.
While it was suspected that the baby was indeed the child the mother had given birth to, it had to be medically proven.The case is under investigation by Malindi police.
Little Moses remained in the care of the hospital until Wednesday when the Sub-County Children's Officer called Happy House to ask if we could take him.
And as we all know, at Happy House no child in need is ever turned away - there is always room for another.
Mama went to bring the baby Moses home much to the joy of our aunties who will care for him and to all the family he is joining.
The children, at school at the time, were thrilled to bit to come home to a new baby brother.
Today, they will choose a name for him.
Until then, he is Moses, he is in good health and weighs in at 3.1kg.
His tragic start in life is now behind him as he settles in to the love, joy and security of Happy House family.
Welcome little one.
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