In War Torn Mexico
What drives a mother to abandon their own child and surrender their fate to strangers?
Hogar de Ninos, on of ACF's best and most impressive projects, located in the war torn city of Juarez, Mexico, is used to getting packages dropped off, but this package took everyone by shock.
One seemingly typical day at our orphanage that staff noticed a taxi circulating the premises. After thoroughly inspecting the operation from afar a mother stepped out with a young boy who appeared to be abut 18 months old. After bringing the baby boy to the front gate, the mother returned to the taxi and took off, fatefully leaving her child to the hands of our orphanage's workers.
What drives a mother to abandon their own child and surrender their fate to strangers? The current state of Juarez is still horrendous with chaotic battle between the state and local drug lords. Thousands of families and single mothers have no resources to provide for their children. Hope for the children's survival has left desperate parents dropping off their children at our front door.
Although no further contact was made with the mother, ACF is grateful that she came to Hogar de Ninos with her child instead of leaving him on some deserted street in Juarez where he almost certainly would have been killed.
Our young hopeless orphan has now transformed into a joyful land amusing little boy. He has adapted and is now a part of the family at the school. Soon he will attend pre-school with other children. Thanks to our support and the support of YOU, our donors, we can promise this little boy a future full of life and opportunity.