Our Foster Care service provides home for children under 6 years old, in São Paulo - Brazil. Since 2016 we have fostered 42 children and have currently 14 active foster families.
In 2019, we fostered 14 children, 5 of them were adopted, 2 returned to their biological family and 7 are still being fostered in our service. Children fostered in a Foster Family receive care, stability and a loving home for as long as they need, having the chance to fully develop.
Over the last years, it has been our goal to disseminate this form of care in Brazil, working to end young children´s institutionalization. In 2019 we have published a guide to help other foster family programs around the country develop the service in a satisfatory way.
This was a great acomplishment and it was only posible because of your help!
Together we are creating new stories for Brazilian children!
The Instituto Fazendo História has just hosted the 39th child by its Foster Family Service , providing family and community life for babies and young children who are temporarily separated from their families of origin. It is a transitional period that involves a lot of care, protection, affection and investment: for both children and their families. With skilled technical work and well-trained foster families, we can transform and resignify many stories of disruption and violation of rights.
Following is the testimony of a foster family, who went through their third host:
“The child plays, grows and develops quietly while the tree fulfills its protective role. We, the host families of the Making History Institute, are like the leaves of the tree ... Together we protect these little angels and leave them free and strengthened to go their own way. ”(Marco - foster family)
Being a foster family is affection, support, it is a community experience of care. Much more than taking care of one child, it is a political act. Families taking care of each other, helping each other when they most need it!
Our Foster Care service provideshomefor children under 6 years old, in São Paulo - Brazil. Since 2016 we have fostered 36 children and have currently 14 active foster families.
In Brazil, most children in alternative care still goes to institutions, unfortunately Brazilians are not used to the foster family service. And over these years, it has been our goal to disseminate this form of care, as we know that every child needs a lovinghomeand stability.
Your help makes it possible to create newstories for Brazilian children!
Our Foster Care service provides homes for children under 6 years old, in São Paulo - Brazil. These children had to be temporarily removed from their families by court order. During this period of separation, children receive care and protection from qualified foster families, that are systematically monitored to perform this function. Meanwhile, we work closely with the biological families so children can return to their homes safely and in the shortest time possible. If this is not possible, other permanency options may be explored such, as adoption. We would like to share a new testimonial with you from a foster family who is fostering their 4thbaby!
“We are a Foster Family! We welcome babies separated from their mothers so they can have a family experience while their legal situation is been solved. We give love, affection, attention, milk, diapers, baths, baby food ... We just give?!? We receive! We receive pure love! Like the mind, here is the soul that expands, the gaze that opens to another human being, that opens to so many different stories, without room for judgment, with much emotion. Learning, empathy, laughter, tears, arrivals and departures…And the heart, expands.” (Lumena & Ronaldo)
Thank you for your help creating new stories for Brazilian children!
As you know, Foster Family is a kind of foster service for children who are temporarily removed from their families by court order. During this period of separation children receive care and protection from qualified families, that are systematically monitored to perform this function. Meanwhile, we work closely with the biological families so the children can return to their homes safely and in the shortest time possible.
We would like to share a new testimonial with you from a foster family who fostered a 3 year old girl for 6 months.
"Allowing and creating safe ways for children to express their feelings makes them stronger and more confident. We learned that presenting their story in a careful way and respecting their time made perfect sense and we saw that it was giving rise to the construction of new chapters. Knowing that our role as a Foster Family was fundamental in this transition, brings us great joy and satisfaction and shows that we are on the right way. Receiving is much more than caring much more than loving much more than holding ... It is turning! "Adriana and Marco, foster family
Thank you for helping creating new stories for Brazilian children!
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