Our new arrival was rather unexpected!
Our final addition to the Footprints Family this year is our youngest ever child, a baby of only 10 days old. He was abandoned on the roadside and found by a 13 year old boy, who took him home to his own mother. The family reported the baby to the Chief who took them all to the Police Station.On Monday 11th December the Children's Department contacted us and we drove over to collect this tiny baby. After several hours of paperwork and discussion he was brought home, having been fed on cow's milk and screaming for more food.
His skin was infected and he was in desperate need of care.
We also needed to give him a name, it seemed appropriate to call him Nicholas, after St Nicholas (Santa Claus) as he is our Christmas present.
The children adore him and after medication and care he is already putting on weight and his skin in healing.
After a few days of care and love Nicholas was feeling settled.
We were completely overwhelmed by the response to help us buy the vital supplies of powdered milk. Today we collected a suitcase full of supplies sent over by our friends of British Airways. Your donations will support Nicholas over the next few months.
Already his skin has improved and he is alert and gaining weight.
Tomorrow we will take him to the Magistrates Court to get a formal Committal Order for him to continue to live with our Footprints family 👣 as the police continue to search for his mum!
Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness at this time of year.