Crisis Nurseries - November 2014 Update
Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Jesus’ Name
All of us love toddlers. They do something new every day as they explore their world. They want to grab everything from Grandma’s earrings to Dad’s keys. Once they get a good hold the object goes into the mouth – even if the earring is still attached to the ear!
It is impossible for us to imagine what it would be like for the toddler in our life to be without parents or relatives of any kind. In our country such a child would be taken care of by the State, but in Zambia such a safety net does not exist.
About seven months ago, Salina (not her real name) thought to be about four years old, was found wandering the streets in Lusaka. The Zambia Social Worker staff had no idea how many days and nights she was alone before she was taken to a local police station. She spent several days at the police station while the police looked for her relatives; however, no one was found. She was then taken to the Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery where she began to heal.
Mr. Mwanza, an electrical engineer, and his wife, a Sunday School teacher, who were unable to have children of their own, heard that the Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery had begun a new foster-to-adopt program. The Mwanzas immediately applied and were approved for a little girl between the ages of three and six years old.
What a happy morning it was when Mr. and Mrs. Mwanza met Salina; there were tears of joy in the eyes of all. A family was born, and the first placement of this new program took place!
That, in a nutshell, is what this new foster-to-adopt program in Zambia is all about – finding families for children like Salina. The Bill and Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery is a safe haven for lost or abandoned and orphans who need security and love until a family can be found for them.
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The Outreach Foundation and Alliance for Children Everywhere
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