House of Refuge
For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.
The House of Refuge is equipped to house up to 10 babies and our foster family. The Lord sent us a wonderful couple, Daniel and Margareth, to serve as house parents in 2017 who have cared for over a dozen babies since then.
In 2018, we were blessed with the opportunity to expand to a second floor, providing more space and allowing children of older ages to stay with us. The House of Refuge provides a temporary place of love for babies while we find a forever home for them.
1 year old
She was abandoned by her parents. There aren’t a lot of details available for her.
3 years old
She was abandoned. Her mom was a victim of rape and didn’t want to keep her. She now requires special healthcare for her dysplasia and microcephaly.
1 year old
She was left with a family friend who called the police and had her put in foster care. She is at least partially blind and is awaiting full diagnoses of her special needs.
4 years old
She was removed from her home due to family trouble with mental illness. After living with us for a couple years, she was placed with relatives who didn’t have the resources to care for her. Belén would be left at home alone while family worked during the day. She’s back with us now and has just started kindergarten.
Juan de Dios
6 months old
Very little is known about this baby– that’s even a temporary name. He was found in a box on the side of the road and nothing is known about his parents.
2 years old
He was removed from his home for child negligence. His mom had drinking problems and would leave him home alone with no supervision. She was reported and he was put into foster care.
5 months old
He was removed from his home for neglect because his mom did not have the resources to care for him–no money or food. He was severely malnourished and had to be hospitalized for 2 weeks. After catching pneumonia with his weak immune system, he was hospitalized and is thankfully healthy now.