Baby Found at ICC Congo Children’s Village

What would cause a mother, clutching her small baby, to quietly creep near an ICC children’s home, release her grasp and place the child on the cold ground before slipping into the dark night?  One can only imagine the desparate circumstances such a mother faced as she abandoned her child recently within a few feet of one of our children’s homes in the Congo.

Baby Found in the Forest

Baby Found in the Forest

When the baby was discovered, he was crying, covered with an old piece of cloth, and shaking because of the cold night air.  Immediately, he was brought into one of the homes, clothed in a clean outfit and warmed.  Welcome to the ICC family, little one!

In the morning, the staff decided to try to locate a nieghbor mother who could feed the child while milk and other supplies needed to help the child surive were purchased in a nearby village.

The administrator wrote letters to local community leaders trying to locate the baby’s mother.  To this point, no family members have come to claim the child.  The family and house mother from home three are now providing tender care for ICC’s newest child.

Village Mothers Help Take Care of Baby

Village Mothers Help Take Care of the Baby

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