Two of the children (both are 5 years of age) we are sponsoring required Child Welfare’s papers. When the parents went to apply, they tried to convince them to give up their children for adoption instead. The children are adorable and would have been adopted quickly. Luckily, the Sisters were able to prevent the people from CWC from doing this. There is a black market for adoption and people make lots of money “selling babies” to families looking to have children. And of course, some couples are so desperate for children, they would pay anything without any questions or thoughts.
I am trying to provide opportunities for these children so they have a future from the slum, poverty, violence, and prostitution. Now, there is one more thing to worry about. Some people are so greedy in our society that they will do almost anything to make money. For people here, they don’t see anything wrong with convincing families to give up their children so that they can make money from the adoptions.
Well, tomorrow we are bringing the two children to Don Bosco to be cared for and to have opportunities for a better future and to still have their real parents with them. Without, getting into Don Bosco, both of these children and their parents will eventually end up back on the “foot path” which means living in the streets. The Sisters rescued them off the streets and there is no way we are putting them back in the streets. Only when pigs fly will that happens.